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Faculty & Staff

Associate Director
  • Maria A. Basile, MD, MBA
    Maria Basile
    Clinical Assistant Professor and Center Associate DirectorExpertise Human Values and Medicine; Literature and Medicine; Medical Professionalism; Medical Education; Leadership
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Research & Teaching Faculty

Administrative Staff

Distinguished Visiting Scholars 

Jane M. Chun, PhD
Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Compassionate Communication
Program Director of Specialized Programs at the Compassion Institute

Vincent de Luise, MD
Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Medical Humanities, Art and Opthalmology

Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Yale University School Of Medicine

Matthew T. Lee, PhD
Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Health, Flourishing and Positive Psychology
Director of Empirical Research of the Human Flourishing Program at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sceince at Harvard University
Senior Research Scientist in the Human Flourishing Program within the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Sal Mangione, MD
Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Medical Humanities and History

Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University

Krisha Mehta, MD
Distinguished Visiting Scholar on Compassion Research and Practice

Lester Paldy
Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Science, Research, and Ethics
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology and Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University

Kevin Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP
Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics
Faculty and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University