Jeffrey Brantley, MD

Instructor, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program

Jeff is a native of North Carolina, a physician, psychiatrist, meditation teacher, and author.  For most of sixty-six years, he has studied history and humanities, practiced medicine and psychiatry, and personally explored a variety of spiritual traditions and contemplative practices, all with the intention of better understanding and supporting the conditions that can empower anyone to find out for themselves what it means to act as a conscious, compassionate human being in this amazing and complex world.


  • AB in history, Davidson College, 1971
  • Graduate studies in history, no degree, UNC-Greensboro, 1971-1973
  • MD, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1977
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry, 1984
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2008
  • Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2013
  • Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine and Long Beach, California Veterans¬†Administration Hospital, 1977-1981
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