Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician of internal medicine, formerly with the Dallas Diagnostic Association, and is former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. After graduating with high honors from the University of Texas, he received his M. D. degree from Southwestern Medical School. Following internship he served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam, later completing his residency in internal medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Dr. Dossey is past president of The Isthmus Institute of Dallas, an organization dedicated to exploring the possible convergences of science and religious thought. In 1988 he delivered the annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India, the only physician ever invited to do so. Dr. Dossey is the former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He was a founder and executive editor of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and is currently executive editor of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.