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Bradley Spieler, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Joint Appointment)

Associate Professor of Clinical Urology (Joint Appointment)

Vice Chairman of Research

Coordinator of Faculty Development

School of Medicine Faculty Senate President-Elect
(504) 568-4647


Doctor of Medicine
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA


Dr. Spieler is a native of the greater New Orleans area, and completed nearly his entire education in New Orleans (including medical school at LSU in New Orleans graduating with AOA honors), except for residency and his fellowship in abdominopelvic imaging, which he completed at New York University in New York City, graduating as fellow of the year, an award recognizing excellence in resident education. Dr. Spieler is board certified by the American Board of Radiology, currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Research for the Department of Radiology and practicing as a member of the abdominopelvic imaging section in the department of diagnostic radiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He is also has a secondary appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine as assistant professor.  He is an active mentor to medical students and residents as well as a prolific researcher with a focus on magnetic resonance enterography and prostate MRI. Dr. Spieler is the co-course director for the LSU Genitourinary Oncology quarterly conference series and the co-course director for regular Gastrointestinal and Gynecologic conference series. He is also faculty on multiple annual medical student and resident conference series including through the Department of Medicine and Surgery.Dr. Spieler is also actively involved in multiple University based committees, also serving as a member of the Faculty Assembly for the School of Medicine and as member of the Faculty Senate for the Health Sciences Center.

Clinical Interests

Utility of MRI in diagnosis and management of lymphoma  as well as metastatic disease and Kaposi sarcoma, MRI of the prostate and other advanced pelvic MRI applications including dynamic pelvic MRI and defocography ;  Gastrointestinal imaging with a focus on MR entrography,  CT enterography, and virtual colonoscopy; Whole body diffusion weighted imaging .  

Research Interests

Funded Research:

Clinical Trial Award. CytRx Corporation. PI: Parsons C (Spieler B: Co-Investigator). Project title: “A Randomized Pilot Phase II Study to Investigate Efficacy, Safety, and Intratumoral Kinetics of ALDOXORUBICIN in HIV-Infected Patients with Kaposi’s sarcoma.” (ALDOXORUBICIN-P2-KS-01; NCT02029430)

NIH Small Technology Transfer Clinical Trials Program Award. NIH/NCI. PI: Parsons C (Spieler B: Co-Investigator). Project title: “An Early-Phase Clinical Trial Evaluating ABC294640 in Patients with Refractory/Relapsed DLBCL”. This award provides support for a Phase I/IIa clinical trial evaluating safety, pharmacokinetics and preliminary efficacy for a novel inhibitor of sphingosine kinase in patients with aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. (2R42CA183708; NCT02229981).

NCI sponsored clinical trial.  PI: Sanborn R  (Spieler B: Co-Investigator). Randomized ph II trial of cyclophosphamide  with allogeneic DPV-001 cancer vaccine alone or with adjuvant for curatively-treated stage III  NSCLC. (NCT01909752, R44 CA121612).

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Dr. Spieler serves as the coordinator for faculty development in the Department of Radiology and coordinates the visiting professor lecture series for the residency program. He is an Associate in the Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship at LSUHSC; an organization that supports an interdisciplinary community of educators that recognizes excellence and scholarship in teaching and education. Additionally, Dr. Spieler also serves on committees at the University level including Faculty Search, Admissions, Research Advisory and International Travel Committees. Dr. Spieler also serves as a committee member on the national level through the American College of Radiology. He is also a member of the LSUHSC School of Medicine Faculty Assembly and serves as representative of the School of Medicine in the LSUSHSC Faculty Senate.

Selected Publications

Spieler B, Hindman N, Levy J; et al. Contrast-enhanced MR enterography as a stand-alone tool to evaluate Crohn's disease in a paediatric population. Clinical Radiology. 2013 Oct;68(10):1024-30. Presented at the 19th annual meeting of the ISMRM, Montreal, 2011.

Rosenkrantz AB, Spieler B, Seuss CR, Stifelman MD, Kim S. Utility of MRI Features For Differentiation of Retroperitoneal Fibrosis and Lymphoma. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2012;199:118-126. Presented at the 19th annual meeting of the ISMRM, Montreal, 2011.

Rosenkrantz AB, Sigmund EE, Winnick A, Niver BE, Spieler B, Morgan GR, Hajdu CH. Assessment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Using Apparent Diffusion Coefficient and Diffusion Kurtosis Indices: Preliminary Experience in Fresh Liver Explants. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012 Dec;30(10):1534-40.

Rosenkrantz AB, Deng FM, Kim S, Lim R, Hindman H, Mussi TC, Spieler B, Oaks J, Babb JS, Melamed J, Taneja SS. Prostate Cancer: Multiparametric MRI for Index Lesion Localization-A Multi-Reader Study. American Journal of Roentgenology 2012;199:830-837.

Rosenkrantz AB, Andrade T, Spieler B; et al. Association of the apparent diffusion coefficient of high-grade urothelial carcinoma of the bladder with metastatic disease: preliminary results. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012;35:1478–1483.

Macari M, Spieler, B, Babb, J, Pachter HL. Can the location of the mesenteric twist be used to differentiate sigmoid from cecal/ascending colon volvulus? Clinical radiology. 2011; 66: 112. RSNA and NYU Radiology Reasearch Symposium 2009, oral presentation Macari, M; Spieler, B; Kim, D; et al.

Macari M, Spieler B, Kim D,Graser A, Megibow A; et al.  Dual Source Dual Energy MDCT:  Comparison of 80 kVp and weighted average 120 kVp data on pancreatic lesion conspicuity. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2010; 194:W27-W32. RSNA and NYU Radiology Research Symposium 2008, oral presentation.

Guillory S, Jordan M, Spieler, B; et al. A 44 –Year Old Woman with Jaundice and Abdominal Pain. Journal of the LA State Medical Society. 2014.  May/June; 166 (1) 129-133.

Spieler B, Chaney S, Lopez A; et al. A presentation of Crohn’s Disease in a 44- year- old patient. Journal of the LA State Medical Society. 2005 Jan-Feb;157 (1):18-22.

Additional Info

Prior to his medical training, Bradley attended Tulane College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Earlier on, he hailed from Bonnabel High School, graduating as Valedictorian. He is an avid world traveler, music lover, devoted Saints fan, and enthusiast of all things “New Orleans”. He serves the community through active involvement in non profit organizations such as the March of Dimes, Camp Tiger and Charlie's Saints Marching Club.