Lauren Spiegel, MD is a board-certified neurologist sub specializing in movement disorders. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology at Emory University. She was awarded the Boisfeuillet Jones medal for good citizenship, outstanding leadership, and devoted service to Emory and the community and was a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar.
After attending Medical College of Georgia, she trained at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During her residency, she spent several months at M.D. Anderson and received a resident teaching award each year. Dr. Spiegel pursued fellowship in movement disorders at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where she gained clinical experience with deep brain stimulation (DBS) and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections for neurologic conditions. At UCSF, she treated patients with Parkinson’s disease, other Parkinsonian disorders, essential tremor, ataxia, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, tardive dyskinesia, functional movement disorders, tics, and myoclonus.
During her education, Dr. Spiegel has had research published in multiple journals including the Journal of Neuroscience, Toxins, and Neuropsychopharmacology. In the clinical setting, Dr. Spiegel listens to patients’ preferences regarding treatment to form a therapeutic alliance. She enjoys focusing on improving quality of life and optimizing the medication regimen.