Dr. Amit Sood
Dr. Amit Sood is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is also the director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, chair of the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative, and chair of the Student Life and Wellness Committee at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sood has developed an innovative approach to mind-body medicine by incorporating concepts within neurosciences, psychology, philosophy and spirituality. His clinical work and research encompasses a wide range of topics, including improving resiliency; decreasing stress and anxiety; enhancing well-being and happiness; cancer symptom relief and prevention; tobacco cessation; and wellness solutions for caregivers, corporate executives, health care professionals, parents, and students. Dr. Sood received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award, the 2010 Innovator of the Year Award and the 2013 Outstanding Physician Scientist Award from Mayo Clinic. The Ode Magazine nominated Dr. Sood as one among top 20 intelligent optimists helping the world be a better place.