• James Doty

    Director of the Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education at 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. He works with a variety of 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. Dr. Doty is an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, having given support to a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing health care throughout the world. Additionally, he has supported research, provided scholarships, and endowed chairs at multiple universities. He is on the Board of a number of nonprofits, including serving as Chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation. He is on the Senior International Advisory Board of the Council of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.


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