James R. Doty, MD
Director and Founder, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford; Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, 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 healthcare 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 non-profits including serving as Chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation. He is vice-chair of the Charter for Compassion International and on the Senior Advisory Board of the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions.