Author

Jay Glaser, MD is board-certified in internal medicine, a member of the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and practices hospital medicine at UMass HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, Massachusetts. He trained at Dartmouth College, the University of Colorado School of Medicine and McGill University.

He was one of the first western physicians to study, document and practice Ayurvedic medicine, presenting his first study on the topic to the Waring Society of the University of Colorado in 1973.

Dr. Glaser has authored numerous research studies on the biology of aging, traditional approaches to treating chronic diseases, herbal remedies, and the physiology of meditation. His pioneering research on the levels of hormones associated with aging in Transcendental Meditation practitioners was reported in newspapers worldwide. He has lectured widely on natural approaches to health.

He is an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Worcester District Medical Society, and is on the editorial board of several scientific publications.

He has taken an active interest in issues critical to reform of the health care delivery system, serving on hospital committees to implement these reforms, including the Ethics Committee, Health Information Systems Committee, and Utilization Review.

He has been a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1980 and from 1988 to 2000 was medical director at the Maharishi Ayurveda Medical Center in Lancaster, MA.