Founder and Executive Director
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
James S. Gordon, MD, author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, is a world-recognized authority on post-traumatic stress and a mind-body medicine pioneer. A long time researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and a Clinical Professor at Georgetown Medical School, he was chairman (under Presidents Clinton and GW Bush) of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. As Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., Dr. Gordon, a psychiatrist, has created and implemented the world’s largest and most effective program for healing population-wide psychological trauma and dealing with chronic stress. He and his 140 international faculty have brought this evidence-based program of self-care and group support to more than 6,000 health professionals and the institutions in which they work, including VISN-8, the largest division of the US Veteran’s Administration and Eskenazi Health, Indiana’s premier safety-net system, as well as to communities in the US and overseas that have been devastated by war, climate-related disaster, the opioid epidemic, school shootings, and historical trauma.