Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, pioneered the integration of mindfulness into medicine, health care, and the broader society. He was a professor of medicine, director of the internationally acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic—the place of origin of MBSR—and the executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Saki has worked with thousands of medical patients and educated and mentored generations of medical students, healthcare professionals, educators, and researchers of mindfulness and MBSR. Through his vision and leadership, the Center for Mindfulness has transmitted the ethos, practice, teaching, and science of MBSR to individuals and organizations around the world.
A Senior Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, Fellow of the Fetzer Institute and founding member of the Consortium of Academic Health Science Centers for Integrative Medicine, Saki teaches internationally and is the author of Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine, translated into eleven languages.