James R. Doty

James R. Doty, MD, is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University, and the former director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford’s School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at University of California, Irvine and medical school at Tulane University. As a philanthropist, he has given tens of millions of dollars to support a number of charitable organizations. These charities support a variety of programs throughout the world, including those for HIV/AIDS support, blood banks, medical care in third world countries, and peace initiatives. He serves on the board of a number of nonprofits, including the Charter for Compassion International and the Dalai Lama Foundation.

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

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