Amit Sood, MD, MSc, FACP, is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic. He is also director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine program and chair of the Body-Mind Initiative at Mayo. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, as well as editorials, book chapters, abstracts, letters, and books, including The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living and The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness. He is one of the most sought-after speakers at Mayo.
He received several NIH and foundation awards to test and implement integrative and mind-body approaches within medicine. Dr. Sood received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award, the 2010 Innovator of the Year Award, and the 2013 Outstanding Physician Award from Mayo Clinic. The Intelligent Optimist Magazine nominated him as one of the top 20 Intelligent Optimists helping the world become a better place.