Our Scientific Advisory Board


Meet the Scientific Advisory Board for the Sadhguru Center for a Conscious Planet: Enhancing Consciousness, Cognition, and Compassion:

Akshay Anand, PhD
Akshay Anand, PhD
Akshay Anand, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Neurosciences
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Integrative Medicine Case Report (JIMCR)


Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand, MBBS
Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand, MBBS,
DPhil, FAAP, FCCM, FRCPCH
Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand, MBBS, D.Phil., FAAP, FCCM, FRCPCH

Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, Standford, CA
2009 Nils Rosén von Rosenstein Laureate, Swedish Academy of Medicine
Director, Pain/Stress Neurobiology Laboratory, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
Director, Jackson Vaughan Critical Care Research Fund


Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD

Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Professor of Computational Neuroscience
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Samuel M. Brown, MD
Samuel M. Brown, MD
Samuel M. Brown, MD

Director, Center for Humanizing Critical Care & Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Research, Intermountain Medical Center
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah School of Medicine, UT


Rami Burstein, PhD
Rami Burstein, PhD
Rami Burstein, PhD

Vice Chair, Neuroscience
John Hedley-Whyte Professor of Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Greg Hammer, MD
Greg Hammer, MD
Greg Hammer, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology,
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA


Steven Laureys, MD, PhD
Steven Laureys, MD, PhD, FEAN
Steven Laureys, MD, PhD, FEAN

Director, "Giga Consciousness" Research Unit and "Coma Science Group"
Professor, Center du Cerveau2, University Hospital of Liege, Liege, Belgium
Research Director, National Fund for Scientific Research


Nancy E. Oriol, MD
Nancy E. Oriol, MD
Nancy E. Oriol, MD

Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Faculty Associate Dean for Community Engagement in Medical Education
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine
Blavatnik Institute, Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Simon Robson, MBChB, PhD
Simon Robson, MBChB, PhD
Simon Robson, MBChB, PhD

Director, Center for Inflammation Research
Professor of Anesthesia
Charlotte F. & Irving Rabb Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


David Vago, PhD
David Vago, PhD
David Vago, PhD

Director of Contemplative Neurosciences and Mind Body Research Laboratory
Associate Professor
Dept. of Psychology
Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Vanderbilt University