James R. Doty

James R. Doty

James R. Doty, MD, founder/Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford (of which HH the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor), works with a variety of scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. A Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Doty is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, supporting peace initiatives and healthcare projects throughout the world. He has also supported research, provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities; sits on the boards of a number of non-profits and is the former Chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation. Doty is the senior editor of the recently published Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science and is the author of the bestselling Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart.

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