Author Interviews

Dr. Rosenbaum regularly sought out and cajoled the best experts to contribute to his popular book series. One expert, Regina Benjamin, went on to become the 18th Surgeon General of the United States. Like Dr. Benjamin, many of Ernie's contributors flourished in their respective fields so we thought it made sense to reach out and ask for an update and interview the authors. We start with Rosenbaum friend and colleague, Dr. David Spiegel.

Season one - Doctor One More Question

Dr. David Spiegel is interviewed on topics relating to the mind, body and cancer. Along with being an author on articles here, he is the associate chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University where, for the past four decades, he has been treating patients and doing research in psychiatry and cancer.

   Episode 1 - Can cancer cause PTSD?

How a cancer diagnosis may lead to symptoms similar to PTSD and some methods to help you cope.

   Episode 2 - How do support groups help?

The role of support groups in the lives of cancer patients.

   Episode 3 - How does a family adjust to life after a cancer diagnosis?

 A conversation around spouses, family, friends, caregivers, and cancer.

   Episode 4 - How do people cope with cancer?

The journey and styles of coping along the way - some patient examples   

Interview clips

Season one - Doctor One More Question

   Can you tell me more about coping? - Spiegel, Episode 4

   Take advantage of your curiosity - Spiegel, Episode 4

   Tell me about support groups - Spiegel, Episode 2

  Talk about families going through cancer - Spiegel, Episode 3

Advice for spouses and primary caregivers - Spiegel, Episode 3

How do you talk to kids about cancer? - Spiegel, Episode 3

How do I pick a support group? - Spiegel, Episode 2

How do I overcome my fears? - Spiegel, Episode 2

Can anything good come from this? - Spiegel, Episode 1


David Spiegel, M.D.

Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975.  More He is Past President of the American College of Psychiatrists, and Past President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has published ten books, 368 scientific journal articles, and 156 book chapters on hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, the Dana Foundation for Brain Sciences, and the Nathan S. Cummings Foundation.