Ellen Kaufman, MD, is a non-practicing Ob-Gyn who currently serves at the Director of Medical Education at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She is a graduate of the MBSR Practicum and the Teacher Development Intensive Program at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center. She herself suffers from chronic pain which was the impetus for her to try the MBSR course at UMass Medical Center as a participant in 1997. It changed her life by helping her to develop a different relationship to the pain. She continues to benefit greatly from practicing the MBSR techniques, which she has enjoyed sharing with others at Cooley Dickinson Hospital since February 2006.
Wendy Chabot, MD, is a practicing primary care pediatrician, a certified yoga teacher and a 2008 graduate of the MBSR Practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center. Through yoga and mindfulness-based meditation practices, Wendy finds peace, balance, and strength that support her both personally and professionally. As a clinician, she is especially eager to share emerging research regarding how mindfulness-based practices change the structure of the brain leading to greater clarity and stability. It is a pleasure for Wendy to join Ellen in offering MBSR at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.