Paul Spector earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. The psychological effects of medical illness became a central interest in his practice. In focussing on support systems for patients and their families he became a student of the art of referral and how to obtain the best results by integrating disparate parts of the health system. After 15 years these skills were honed and Pantheon (a personalized health organization designed to assist individuals in attaining their highest level of function) was created. Over the past 15 years his focus has been on preventive health, behavioral change, motivation, ageing, meaningful goal-setting and how to apply scientific advances to maximize both physical and psychological peak fitness.