Saki Santorelli EdD, MA

Saki Santorelli

Executive Director, Center for Mindfulness
Director, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic
Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Education

Ed.D., Psychological Education, Unversity of Massachusetts Amherst, 1992
M.A., Psychology, Lesley College, 1983
B.A. Sociology and Secondary Education, Western Kentucky University, 1971

Contact

saki.santorelli@umassmed.edu

Bio

Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, is a professor of medicine, director of the internationally-acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic, and executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, he has worked with thousands of medical patients and has educated and helped mentor generations of practitioners and researchers of mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), engaging in more than 30,000 clinical hours of MBSR.

In 2001, he founded Oasis Institute, a comprehensive professional education and training program leading to teacher certification in MBSR. In 2003, he founded and is chair of an annual scientific conference on mindfulness, entitled Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness into Medicine, Health Care and the Society. 2014 marks the 12th year of this annual, international meeting. In 2011, Saki established the annual John and Tussi Kluge Translational Research Symposium on Mindfulness. Saki teaches and presents internationally and is the author of Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine.

Academic Appointments

Professor of Medicine
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2013

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School 2013

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1995-2006

Instructor of Medicine Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1993-1995

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Faculty
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1985-1996

Administrative Appointments

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society University of Massachusetts Medical School:

  • Executive Director,  2000-present
  • Founding Member and UMMS Representative Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (A consortium of 47 US and Canadian Medical Schools), 1999-present
  • Director, Stress Reduction Clinic, 1996-present
  • Director, Professional Education and Training, Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness, 1993-2000
  • Training Director, UMMS/Massachusetts Department of Corrections Prison Project, 1992-1996
  • Clinical Training Director, City Campus Stress Reduction Clinic (free clinic) Worcester City Hospital Campus, 1992-2000
  • Associate Director, Stress Reduction Clinic, 1990-1996
  • Assistant Director, Stress Reduction Clinic, 1983-1990