Larry Dossey, MD
June 3, 2014
Dr. Dossey has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. Dr. Larry Dossey offers panoramic insight into the nature and the future of medicine. Dr. Dossey graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a degree in pharmacy. In 1967 he obtained his M.D. degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Before completing his residency in internal medicine, he served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam, where he was decorated for valor. Dr. Dossey helped establish the Dallas Diagnostic Association, the largest group of internal medicine practitioners in that city, and was the Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital in 1982. The author of ten books and numerous articles, Dr. Dossey is executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. The primary quality of all of Dr. Dossey’s work is scientific legitimacy, with an insistent focus on “what the data show.” As a result, his colleagues in medical schools and hospitals all over the country trust him, honor his message, and continually invite him to share his insights with them. He has lectured all over the world including major medical schools and hospitals in the United States—Harvard, John Hopkins, Cornell, the universities of Pennsylvania, California, Washington, Texas, Florida, Arkansas, and Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic.