James S. Gordon, MD

One of the early pioneers in this field, James S. Gordon, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.  He serves as Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

During the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Gordon has served as chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (2000-2002), as a member of the Cancer Advisory Panel of the National Institutes of Health (1998-2001), and as First Chair of the Program Advisory Council of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (1994-1996). He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator for an NIH grant on integrating complementary and alternative medicine into medical education at Georgetown.

As Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Dr. Gordon founded the Professional Training Program in MindBodySpirit Medicine, which has now graduated more than 1,500 health professionals, and the CancerGuides® Program, which teaches health professionals to help people with cancer create comprehensive and integrative approaches to their care. He also founded the Healing the Wounds of War program, which has taught mind-body skills to leaders in health and mental health in Kosovo, Bosnia, Macedonia, Israel and Gaza to help them deal with their own stress and, in turn, to bring effective, integrative care to entire populations traumatized by war. Dr. Gordon is the author of many books, including Manifesto for a New Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Care.


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