Dr. Daniel Monti
Dr. Daniel Monti M.D. (web site) received his Doctor of Medicine, summa cum laude, from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1992. His Postdoctoral work was in the Research Scholars Program, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. He is currently Chief of Complementary Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College and Director of the Mind-Body Medicine for the Myrna Brind Jefferson Center for Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Montiï¿½s research has covered a broad range of topics and include grants in: Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy for Cancer Patients, Alternative Therapies in Disease, and Muscle Test Responses to Semantic Statements. His research into mind/body healing has earned him: NeuroEmotional Technique Doctor of the Year Award, and Tree of Life Award (for “contributions to the Wellness of the Community at Large”) presented at the “Wellness of You” Lecture Series, Philadelphia, PA.
He recently completed two studies with cancer patients. First, he just completed a two year clinical trial on the effects of an intervention he and his team developed for cancer patients that incorporates mindfulness meditation skills combined with creative artistic expression. The results showed that the eight-week intervention dramatically reduced-stress related medical symptoms and significantly improved quality of life. The results are currently being prepared for publication in a medical journal. This study was funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Secondly, he has begun studies on a mind-body-energy intervention called Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) with traumatized cancer patients. The preliminary data is shows that the patients who receive the NET intervention have decreased distress and improved immune systems.
Dr. Monti is currently writing a scientifically based book for the lay audience on how mind, body, and the energetic systems are part of an intricate network that constitutes our physical and mental health. The book will focus on strategies for identifying and resolving blocks to having a successful, healthful life. The book is expected to be released in 2005.