Saki F. Santorelli is a professor of medicine, director of the internationally acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic, and executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
A pioneer in the emerging fields of mind-body medicine and integrative medicine, he has been engaged in the creation of experiential, mindfulness-based professional education and development programs and in ground-breaking initiatives in medical education.
As a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, he has worked with thousands of medical patients and has educated and mentored generations of practitioners and researchers of mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), engaging in more than 30,000 clinical hours.
The Oasis Institute, which he founded in 2001, is a comprehensive professional education and training program that offers MBSR teacher certification. Responsible for launching the annual conference Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness into Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Saki teaches and presents internationally.
He is author of Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine, which explores the ancient roots of medicine and shows us how to introduce mindfulness into the healing relationship between physician and patient.