Directors

Leonard Perlmutter


Founder and director of The American Meditation Institute, Leonard is the author of "Transformation,"  The Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine and the award-winning book "The Heart and Science of Yoga® : A Blueprint...
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    Jenness Perlmutter


    A world-renowned artist whose paintings have often graced the covers of “Transformation” journal, Jenness is co-founder of The American Meditation Institute. She has been a student of Yoga Science since 1975, and is a...
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      Faculty

      Bernie Siegel, MD


      Mind/body medicine pioneer Dr. Bernie Siegel did his surgery training at Yale New Haven Hospital. During his practice as a surgeon Bernie learned how powerful the mind can be in...
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        Susan B. Lord, MD


        Susan graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is in private practice in Great Barrington, MA focusing on prevention and treatment through mindful living and lifestyle changes....
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          Mary Holloway, AMI-MT


          A student at AMI since 2006, Mary Helen is a graduate of both The American Meditation Institute teacher training program and Meditational Therapist Certification Program. Drawing upon an intuitive understanding...
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            Doreen Howe


            A student at AMI since 1999, Doreen presently serves as the Director of the AMI Teacher Training Program. Her many years of study and practice, together with her insights and humor,...
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              Mark Pettus, MD


              Mark is a board-certified internist and nephrologist currently serving as Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical...
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                Beth Netter, MD, MT


                Beth is an holistic physician and acupuncturist in Albany, NY. She graduated from the University at Buffalo’s School of Biomedical Sciences, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham...
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                  Jyothi Bhatt, BAMS


                  Jyothi holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) from the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar College of Ayurveda in Kuthpady, Karnataka, India. She is certified as a Physician’s Assistant and...
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                    Sara Lazar, PhD


                    Sara is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a leading neuroscientist in...
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                      Anita Burock-Stotts, MD


                      A student at AMI since 2003, Anita Burock-Stotts is board certified in Internal Medicine.  She currently practices Functional Medicine in Guilderland, New York, and serves as a member of the...
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                        Prashant Kaushik, MD


                        Prashant received Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery degrees from the All India Institute of Medical Services (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is a board-certified Rheumatologist in Albany NY, serves as interim Rheumatology...
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                          Anthony Santilli, MD


                          Tony received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo, having completed his fellowship at Weill Cornell University and his post graduate training at Brown University. He is board-certified in Pulmonary...
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                            Jesse Ritvo, MD


                            Jesse graduated from Harvard College and received his medical degree from the Brown-Dartmouth Medical Program. Jesse is currently the assistant medical director of inpatient psychiatry at the University of Vermont...
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                              Gustavo Grodnitzky, PhD


                              Gustavo is a speaker, author, consultant and psychologist. After obtaining his Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University, he completed post-doctorate degrees in both cognitive therapy and forensic...
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