Bradley Spieler, MD, FSAR

Vice Chair of Scholarly Activity and Research

Professor of Clinical Radiology

Professor of Internal Medicine, Urology, Cell Biology and Anatomy (Joint Appointment)

LSUHSC Faculty Senate 
President 2017-2018

(504) 568-4647


Body Imaging Fellowship 
New York, NY

Diagnostic Radiology Residency 
New York, NY

Doctor of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha)
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology (Summa Cum Laude)
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. Prior to his medical training, Bradley attended Tulane College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is a product of the local public-school system, hailing 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”.

Dr. Spieler is board certified by the American Board of Radiology, currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Research for the LSU Department of Radiology and practicing as a member of the abdominopelvic and emergency imaging sections at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He holds the rank of Associate Professor of Radiology with joint appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Urology, as well as Cell Biology and Anatomy.

He is an active mentor to medical students and residents as well as an active contributor to clinical literature. Dr. Spieler is the co-course director for multiple interdisciplinary conference series involving the departments of Surgery and Internal Medicine. He is also faculty on multiple regular medical student and resident conference series particularly in the Department of Medicine. He also serves as the coordinator for the longitudinal radiology elective for second year medical students and career adviser for senior medical students entering the radiology match.  

He has also founded the Saints Fans Being Saints Program in association with the Spirit of Charity Foundation and University Medical Center New Orleans. Donations entertain the children of not only families affected by ALS, but also children with immediate family members that have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or have succumbed to crisis or hardship. The purpose is to put a smile on the face of a child as their family member is undergoing adversity. Please donate to Saints Fans Being Saints at: https://www.umcno.org/foundation/donate/.  He also continues to serve the community through active involvement in nonprofit organizations such as the American Heart Association, Camp Tiger and Charlie's Saints Marching Club.


Clinical Interests

Body imaging with a focus on hepatocellular carcinoma, genitourinary malignancy, emergency imaging, gastrointestinal oncology, inflammatory bowel disease, and infectious diseases.

Research Interests

MRI of the prostate and other advanced abdominopelvic MRI applications including MR enterography, CT enterography, and spectral CT applications. Collaborative efforts in research, particularly those involving basic scientists, medical students, and residents.  Applications of social media platforms for the enrichment of radiology and innovation in didactics. Clinical application of artificial intelligence, radiology education and career development.

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Dr. Spieler is also actively involved in multiple University-based committees, currently an active member of the Admission’s committee for the School of Medicine and also as chairman of the Scholarship Committee. He also serves as a member of the International Travel Committee and the Multicultural Affairs Committee. Formerly, he has served on the Faculty Assembly for the School of Medicine and been a member of the Faculty Senate for the Health Sciences Center where he has held multiple leadership positions on the executive committee.

Nationally, he is an active member in multiple societies including the American Roentgen Ray Society serving as an item writer for CME activities and consulting editor for the American Journal of Radiology for genitourinary imaging. He is also a manuscript reviewer for multiple journals including Abdominal Radiology, Academic Radiology, and Emergency Radiology amongst others.  He is a grant reviewer for the Louisiana Biomedical Collaborative Research Program and is an active member of the Liver Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) Tumor Response Working Group (TRWG) which is endorsed by the American College of Radiology.  Dr. Spieler is also an active member of the Radiological Society of North America as well as the Association of University Radiologists where he has held leadership positions and regularly participates in the Radiology Research Alliance.

Selected Publications

Abdellatif W, Ding J, Spieler B, Khosa F, Hussien AR, Kamel S, Elsayes KM, El-Diasty TA, Brewington C, Patlas MN. Influences of the Social Media Continuum Model in Radiology: Theory and Reality. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. 2022 May 5:8465371221096619.

McCain C, Kemp B, Baier MB, Zea AH, Sabottke C, Schachner ER, Pirtle C, McLean A, Maupin R, Detiege P, Spieler B. A Framework for the Virtual Medical Interview Process: Considerations for the Applicant and the Interviewer. Ochsner J. 2022 Spring;22(1):61-70.

Spieler B, Sabottke C, Moawad A, Gabr A, Bashir M, Do RK, Yaghmai V, Rozenberg R, Gerena M, Yacoub J, Elsayes KM. Artificial intelligence in assessment of hepatocellular carcinoma treatment response. Abdominal Radiology. 2021 Aug;46(8):3660-3671.

Spieler B, Agarwal V, Alexander L, Desouches S, Pryluck D, Martin M, Smith E, Leake R, Jay A, Wells S, Artrip R, Legro N, Wu J. Evolution of the Interventional Radiology (IR) Pathway- Various Changes and Interrelation to Diagnostic Radiology (DR). Academic Radiology. 2021 Apr 24; S1076-6332(21)00137-9.

Sabottke CF, Spieler BM, Moawad AW, Elsayes KM. Artificial Intelligence in Imaging of Chronic Liver Diseases: Current Update and Future Perspectives. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2021 Aug;29(3):451-463. 

Aslam A, Kamath A, Spieler B, Maschiocchi M, Sabottke C, Chernyak V, Lewis S. Assessing locoregional treatment response to Hepatocellular Carcinoma- comparison of hepatobiliary contrast agents to extracellular contrast agents. Abdominal Radiology. 2021 Aug;46(8):3565-3578.

Gerena M, Molvar C, Masciocchi M, Nandwana S, Sabottke C, Spieler B, Sharma R, Tsai L, Kielar A. LI-RADS Treatment Response Assessment of Combination Locoregional Therapy for HCC. Abdominal Radiology.2021 Aug;46(8):3634-3647. 

Lieux M, Sabottke C, Schachner ER, Pirtle C, Danrad D, Spieler B. Online conferencing software in radiology: Recent trends and utility. Clinical Imaging. 2021 Feb 11; 76:116-122.  

Spieler B, Batte C, Mackey D, Henry C, Danrad R, Sabottke C, Pirtle C, Mussell J, Wallace E. Diagnosis in a snap: a pilot study using Snapchat in radiologic didactics. Emergency Radiology. 2021 Feb;28(1):93-102.

Aslam A, Do RK, Kambadakone A, Spieler B, Miller F, Gabr A, Charalel R, Kim C, Madoff D, Mendiratta-Lala M. Hepatocellular carcinoma Liver Imaging Reporting and Data Systems treatment response assessment: Lessons learned and future directions. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2020; 12(10): 738-753.

Schachner ER, Spieler B. Three-dimensional (3D) lung segmentation for diagnosis of COVID-19 and the communication of disease impact to the public. BMJ Case Rep. 2020;13(8):e236943.

Smith DL, Grenier JP, Batte C, Spieler B. A Characteristic Chest Radiographic Pattern in the Setting of COVID-19 Pandemic. Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. 2020; 2:5.

Spieler B, Ballard DH, Mazaheri P, Legro N, Catanzano T, Dey C, Prejean E, Fontenot J, Martin MD, Danrad R, Kim HHR, Caplin D, Gettle LM, Awan O. Social Media in Radiology: Overview and Usefulness of Online Professional #SoMe Profiles. Academic Radiology. 2020 May 29: S1076-6332(20)30155-0.

Sabottke C and Spieler B. The Effect of Image Resolution on Deep Learning in Radiography. Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. 2020; 2(1): e190015.

Yu J, Spieler B, Chan T, Johnson E, Gulani V, Sandler K, Narayana P, Mar W, Brian J, Ng C. Promoting Collaborations between Radiologists and Basic Scientists. Academic Radiology. 2018 Jan;25(1):9-17.

Hudson C, Landreneau S, Mackey D, Fontenot E, Spieler B. Outcome of ERC in High-Grade Traumatic Liver Injury: 2041. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2017; 112. S1122.

Spieler B, Hindman N, Levy J, Zabrieski K, Sahlein D, Seuss C, Kim S. Contrast-enhanced MR enterography as a stand-alone tool to evaluate Crohn's disease in a pediatric population. Clinical Radiology. 2013 Oct; 68(10):1024-30.

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, 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, 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.

Rosenkrantz AB, Mussi TC, Spieler B, Melamed J, Taneja SS, Huang WC. High-grade bladder cancer: association of the apparent diffusion coefficient with metastatic disease: preliminary results. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012 Jun;35(6):1478-83.

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.

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.