Saki F. Santorelli
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, is director of the internationally acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; and associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has been active in the emerging fields of mind-body and integrative medicine for more than 20 years and is engaged in the development of a range of experiential, mindfulness-based professional education and development programs and in pioneering initiatives in medical education.
Santorelli has more than 30,000 hours of clinical experience in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and has trained thousands of people, including patients, physicians, nurses, teachers, clergy, business executives, inmates, and correctional staff. For more than a decade, he also has taught a program for medical students that explores the role of the mindfulness in medicine and health care. Santorelli is author of Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine.