Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Spar attended the University of Michigan Medical School and worked as a humanitarian for Doctors without Borders, which triggered his appreciation for the role of lifestyle and community as well as personal engagement in each person’s ability to achieve their goals in health and life in general. Besides his Internal Medicine training. he completed formal training in Public Health and health services research at UCLA and in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine while establishing and running a free integrative medicine program at an FQHC in the L.A. area. For this work, he is the recipient of the prestigious Bravewell Leadership Award. He is board certified in Internal and Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Spar has pursued his passion for root-caused medicine through training in functional medicine and serving as chair of the American Board of Integrative Medicine. As a clinician, researcher, author, teacher, speaker for multiple media outlets and on the TedX stage, Dr. Spar went on to specialize in personalized medicine for patients focused on optimal performance and chronic illness. He served as Chief Medical Officer and National Medical Director for Vault Health before joining AndHealth in 2022. He is on clinical faculty of the University of Arizona AWCIM Fellowship and the Academy for Integrative Health and Medicine Integrative Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Spar lives in suburban New York with his husband, Danny, and twin teenagers. When not working or focusing on his family, he is most likely training for a triathlon.