Paul Spector MD

Health consultant and writer specializing in prevention and aging.

Paul Spector earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. The psychological effects of medical illness became a central interest in his practice. In focussing on support systems for patients and their families he became a student of the art of referral and how to obtain the best results by integrating disparate parts of the health system. After 15 years these skills were honed and Pantheon (a personalized health organization designed to assist individuals in attaining their highest level of function) was created. Over the past 15 years his focus has been on preventive health, behavioral change, motivation, ageing, meaningful goal-setting and how to apply scientific advances to maximize both physical and psychological peak fitness. Paul dedicates his time to helping individuals attain their potential in every aspect of their lives by drawing upon his clinical experience, American Academy of Sports Medicine certified training, ongoing literature review and extensive referral network. He works with private clients and corporations in New York City. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post where he reports on the often confusing and contradictory health news. He has written on a wide range of topics including the effect of sedentary behavior on health and cognition, the microbiome, diet and depression, blood sugar levels and brain function, supplements, anti-ageing techniques, cancer detection, new research on muscle, hormesis (the health benefits of certain types of stress), how we assess risk and make decisions, what constitutes fitness and much more.