James R. Doty, M.D. is a neurosurgeon, neuroscientist, inventor, entrepreneur, best-selling author and philanthropist. Over the last decade his research has focused on promoting empathy and compassion as the necessary components of not only a healthy life, but one of meaning and purpose.
James has been a coach, advisor and consultant to top levels CEOs and senior executives around the world, promoting the value proposition of compassion and empathy as tools to empower themselves, their employees and increase employee engagement, creativity and productivity while decreasing human resource and healthcare costs. He is a highly sought-after speaker, having delivered to audiences at leading technology companies including Google, LinkedIn, Apple and Facebook both in Silicon Valley and internationally.
As well as adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and being founder and director of the Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), Dr Doty is a friend and advisor to many spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama. His New York Times bestseller Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart has been translated into 40 languages.
Dr. Doty founded multiple companies in the health sphere. In addition, he holds multiple patents and acts as board member and advisor to medical device companies and multiple venture capital firms. He is a veteran of the US Army having spent 9 years on active-duty service where he received the Meritorious Service Medal.