Alex Lickerman, M.D., is the author of The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self. He’s a general internist, former director of primary care and current assistant vice president for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. He’s also been a practicing Buddhist since 1989. Alex has had extensive experience treating the sickest of the sick in the most compassionate manner possible at an internationally renowned academic medical center located in the heart of one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago. Alex’s first book, The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self, published in 2012, has received numerous favorable reviews from many sources, including Publishers Weekly.