Alejandro Chaoul is an assistant professor and Director of Education, Integrative Medicine Program, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He conducts research using mind-body techniques with cancer patients, holds group meditation classes for cancer patients and their support system, has a meditation clinic consultation as part of the Integrative Medicine Center, and directs the education programs. He is also an associate faculty member at The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, where he teaches medical students in the areas of spirituality, complementary and integrative medicine, and end of life care.
His research and publications focus on mind-body practices in integrative care, examining how these practices can reduce chronic stress, anxiety and sleep disorders and improve quality of life. He has published in the area of religion and medicine, medical anthropology and the interface of spirituality and healing, and his upcoming book is on “Tibetan Yogas for Health and Wellbeing” (Hay House, 2018).