Dan Siegel, MD, is a Harvard-trained physician and codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is also on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development.
An award-winning educator, Siegel is executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He coined the term "mindsight" to describe our capacity for insight and empathy. The Mindsight Institute promotes insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, and institutions by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.
Dan Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics, as well as child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He also served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory, and narrative.
Siegel is author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation; The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being; The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience; and (with Mary Hartzell) Parenting From the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive.
He also serves as founding editor for the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.