James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor.
He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.
But of all the accolades, and people who speak so highly of him and his work, what interests me the most is what happened when in the search for a plastic thumb, he walked into a magic shop.
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