Dr. Joseph Loizzo is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell. Dr. Loizzo founded and directed the Center for Meditation and Healing in Manhattan. He has an MD from New York University and a PhD in Indio-Tibetan studies from Columbia University. He has considerable teaching experience in self-healing in complementary and alternative medicine, cultural competency, and Tibetan and Indian medicine. Dr. Loizzo has published numerous articles and chapters in professional journals and textbooks on the challenges of Indo-Tibetan medicine, the role of meditation and psychotherapy in reducing stress, the status of Asian mental health care, and meditative techniques in psychotherapy. He is a co-investigator on a grant with Dr. Mary Charlson from the Avon Foundation on Meditation and Healing in women with breast cancer. In addition, Dr. Loizzo is the Program Director for the Programs for Meditation and Healing for the Weill-Cornell Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine. These meditation-based programs in mind/body health teach the essential insights and skills of stress-reduction and self-healing; healthy outlook and lifestyle; emotional self-transformation and creative living. Dr. Loizzo is a member of the American Oriental Society, the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association.
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