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Available November 2010.

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No, I don't often hang out with the Dalai Lama or Nobel Prize winners. Mostly, to paraphrase His Holiness, "I am just a simple liver pathologist" and a member of the Departments of Pathology and of Medicine (Division of Digestive Diseases), of Beth Israel Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. But sometimes things lead to unexpected places.

New Articles:

Beyond Cell Doctrine Complexity Theory Informs Alternate Models of the Body for Cross-Cultural Dialogue

From the Global to the Local Possible Pathways for the Transduction of Indo-Sino-Tibetan Cognitive-Behavioral Practices into Site-Specific, Tissue-Regenerative Effects

Toward a Unified Field of Study: Longevity, Regeneration, and Protection of Health through Meditation and Related Practices


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Everything in this website – from histopathologic studies to stem cells to cell plasticity to biological implications of complexity theory to metaphysical speculations to integrative medicine – derives from observing liver biopsy specimens with what in Zen practice is often referred to as beginner’s mind and from sharing these and subsequent observations with creative individuals from diverse disciplines. 

I hope that if you come to this website with one particular interest that you might dabble in a bit of beginner’s mind practice by wandering around on some pages you were not expecting to encounter.


Neil Theise, MD


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