Dr. Bernie Siegel MD was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Colgate University and graduated with honors from Cornell University Medical College. He practiced general medicine and pediatric surgery until his retirement in 1989. He is the author of several books on the relationship between the patient and the healing process as it manifests throughout one's life. He is an avid lecturer in the medical and spiritual communities. He has also featured in Health Care videos such as Hope and a Prayer.
Dr. Siegel lives with his wife Bobbie in Connecticut; they have five adult children.
Dr. Siegel is Academic Co-Director of the Experiential Health and Healing Program at The Graduate Institute