Mindfulness Meditation – Nina Guzzetta, M.D.

We do not have an audio recording of this talk, but you can see and hear a video of the talk at this link:

Jan. 19th @ 11am to 12noon
“Mindfulness Meditation”
with Nina Guzzetta, M.D.

Nina is a long time member of the Vedanta Center of Atlanta. She joined the Center in 2004 when it was headed by Swami Yogeshananda. In 2015, she was invited to serve as an interim member of our Board of Trustees and, in 2016, was officially elected to serve on the Board.

Nina is also a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship training in both adult and pediatric cardiac anesthesia in 1994 and has been practicing since that time.

In addition to her busy clinical practice, Nina teaches pediatric anesthesia fellows the practice of pediatric cardiac anesthesia. She also has an interest in research, leading studies on how the clotting system develops over time (“Developmental Hemostasis”), and how to best treat bleeding after major cardiac operations in babies. She especially enjoys projects that allow for collaboration across the specialties that are encountered in the pediatric cardiac arena, including cardiology, surgery and transfusion medicine. Nina has been invited to lecture on these research initiatives at national and international conferences.  Between 2017 and 2019, she served as President of the International Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society.She currently serves as Immediate Past-President.

In 2019, Nina began an intense two-year online course called the “Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program.” She intends to use the skills learned in this course, as well as her own insights about mediation, to teach mindfulness mediation to medical students and other medical professionals. 

Nina speaks to us about her experience as a devotee here, and about her practice of mindfulness meditation.