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Michael G. Spigarelli, M.D., Ph.D.

Division Chief, Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Division Chief, Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4128 Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Bio

Dr. Spigarelli attended medical school at University of Michigan and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He finished his fellowships in both Adolescent Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Following training, he was on faculty at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for almost 10 years before relocating to Salt Lake City in 2011. Dr. Spigarelli is board certified in Adolescent Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Currently he is a Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Utah and serves as Division Chief for Adolescent Medicine as well as Clinical Pharmacology. He is the Director of the Clinical Trials Office, which is dedicated to facilitating research to improve the care of children, adolescents and adults.

Clinically Dr. Spigarelli's interests include: body image, eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related conditions), adolescent development, pubertal development, adolescent gynecology, psychosocial development, media related exposures, complex conditions associated with adolescence, preventative medicine and young adult care. He will see patients in consultation that have expressed or suspected issues in any of those areas.

His academic and research interests include understanding body image and the role it plays in self-worth and self-esteem, developing and expanding the knowledge of pharmacology in children, adolescents and pregnant women, as well as improving the delivery of personalized care (right therapy for the right person at the right dose, the right time and the right value). This explores the interface between development, disease process and treatment.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Internal Medicine - Adjunct Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Adolescent Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Adolescent Medicine)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Clinical Trials with High-Risk Health Populations
  • Clinical Trials, Phase IV
  • Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology
  • Puberty
  • Clinical Trials Data Monitoring Committees
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Determinants of the Onset of Puberty
  • Clinical Trials
  • Sexually transmitted diseases in children and adolescents
  • Pediatric Gynecology
  • Clinical Trials Methodology
  • Clinical Trials, Phase I
  • Clinical Trials, Phase III
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
  • Adverse Medical Device Events
  • Adolescent Development
  • Genomic and Personalized Medicine
  • Women's and Reproductive Health
  • Using Computers to Prevent Adverse Drug Events
  • Clinical Trials, Phase II

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Internal Medicine - Adjunct Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Adolescent Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Clinical Pharmacology
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Adolescent Medicine)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-7513 Williams Building
Department of Pediatrics
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Spigarelli received his MD and PhD (Medicinal Chemistry) at University of Michigan. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He is fellowship trained in both Adolescent Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Subsequently, he was on faculty at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for almost ten years before relocating to Salt Lake City in 2011. Dr. Spigarelli is board certified in Adolescent Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

While in Cincinnati, he was promoted to the Director of the Clinical Trials Office and the Medical Co-Director for the Office for Clinical and Translational Research. He served as Director of the Recruitment Core for the University of Cincinnati CTSA grant. In addition, he was Fellowship Director for the ACGME Accredited Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati for eight years.

He conducts research on pharmacokinetics (what the body does to a drug or toxin) and pharmacodynamics (what the drug or toxin does to the body) of drugs used in children, adolescents, pregnant women and adults. As a result of these types of investigations and his background in pharmacology and medicinal chemistry, he has testified at the Food and Drug Administration and is working with numerous local investigators as well as investigators from outside the institution and companies designing practical studies to improve therapeutics across the age range.

He has been continuously involved in development, implementation and analysis of research projects that help provide insight and understanding of therapeutic approaches, mechanisms of disease development and the role adverse or unanticipated events help to define underlying physiologic processes. This involves all aspects of research from qualitative to quantitative approaches, crosses all ages and both health and illness.

In addition, he is interested in understanding body image and the role it plays in self-worth and self-esteem. His research endeavors are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of each individual in society

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
M.B.A.
Fellowship Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Adolescent Medicine
Fellow
Residency University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Program
Resident
Professional Medical University of Michigan Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies
Medicinal Chemistry
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies
Medicinal Chemistry
M.S.
Undergraduate University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Chemistry and Cellular Molecular Biology, highest honors
B.S.

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Clinical Trials

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