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Speaker's Biography

James Doty

Founder and Director, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University


James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He collaborates with scientists from a number of disciplines, examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As a philanthropist, Dr. Doty supports a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing health care throughout the world. He also supports a variety of research initiatives and has provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities including Stanford University and Tulane University School of Medicine, his alma mater. Dr. Doty serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations including the Charter for Compassion of which he is vice-chair and the Board of Governors of Tulane University School of Medicine.


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