Ronald D. Siegel, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for more than 35 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Mass.

Dr. Siegel is co-author of the self-treatment guide Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain, and of the professional guide Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy. He also authored a book for general audiences, The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems.

Dr. Siegel also served as co-editor of the critically acclaimed text Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition and of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is also a regular contributor to other professional publications and is co-director of the annual Harvard Medical School Conference on Meditation and Psychotherapy.