Meet Our Instructors

GoodmanMatthewMatt Goodman, MD

Dr. Goodman is an associate professor of internal medicine. He practices general internal medicine at University Physicians Charlottesville, and is an attending physician at University Medical Associates and on the inpatient general internal medicine service at UVA Hospital. He is an instructor in the mindfulness program of the Division of General Medicine. He has a strong interest in preventive medicine and in helping patients change self-destructive behaviors. He has practiced and taught mindfulness for over 15 years.

Dr. Goodman earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He came to UVA for his residency in internal medicine, and joined the faculty in 1993.

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Teresa-MillerTeresa Miller, MEd

She began her mindfulness practice more than 10 years ago, and it has deepened with regular retreats and ongoing study, including training with Jon Kabat-Zinn. She offers mindfulness instruction for the sake of easing suffering (stress, pain, anxiety) and allowing life’s challenges to be met with compassion and wisdom. Teresa teaches mindfulness in diverse venues, including the Fluvanna (VA) women’s prison, and leads short retreats. She has served as a trainer with the Community Mediation Center of Charlottesville, as adjunct faculty at the Federal Executive Institute, as a life coach for individuals and as facilitator of experiential leadership training, all with the intention to cultivate presence, effectiveness, resilience and ease.

John Schorling, MD

Dr.Schorling is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Mindfulness Center and the Physician Wellness Program at the University of Virginia. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Virginia and in preventive medicine at the University of Washington. His clinical interests include general internal medicine, fostering healthy lifestyle behaviors, and physician health issues. He has practiced meditation for over 15 years and has participated in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Training program with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and has completed the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness Teacher Development Intensive training. His interests include teaching mindfulness to medical students, physicians and other healthcare providers, the application of mindfulness at work, and on research in the clinical applications of MBSR.

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Susan Carol Stone, PhD

Dr.Stone is a long-time UVA MBSR instructor. She has established an MBSR program at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg VA and has taught MBSR in a diabetes research program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. Susan currently mentors in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program, an international, online program. She is author of At the Eleventh Hour; Caring for My Dying Mother, a memoir on mindfulness and caregiving; co-author of The American Mosaic, a research study on workforce diversity; and is author of articles on mindfulness. Most recently, she authored research-based, historical novels set in the time of the Buddha titled The Sati Trilogy. She is co-author of The American Mosaic, a research study on workforce diversity, and author of articles on mindfulness. Her most recent book is a historical novel, The Kosambi Intrigue; A Tale in the Time of the Buddha — Videos

Susanna Williams, PhD

Dr.Williams is on the faculty of the UVA Mindfulness Center, where she teaches several courses (including Mindful Writing and Mindfulness and the Brain) and directs educational research in the contemplative sciences. She also works with the Center of Appreciative Practice, leading workshops and developing curriculum. She has worked in academic and corporate settings, both internationally and domestically, designing and implementing systems for well being based on the latest neuroscience. She has been engaged in spiritual practice for many years and is a certified yoga instructor.

Cawood FitzhughCawood Fitzhugh, NP

Cawood is a Family Nurse Practitioner with the University of Virginia
Department of Family Medicine and on faculty for General Medicine. She was
on Adjunct faculty with the School of Nursing and continues to be involved
with the Compassionate Care Initiative started by Dean Dorrie Fontaine in
creating Resiliency among the health care system. Cawood has been keenly interested and involved in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for over 10 year since arriving at the University. She is a qualified teacher for MBSR
through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness Teacher Development Intensive training and is completing her certification with Brown University. Her interest is in helping others, especially health care providers, to understand their own present awareness and the connection to compassion, increased resiliency and improvement in one’s own health in the midst of caring for others. She does this through teaching group sessions,
individual patient sessions and giving seminars regarding Mindfulness. She is also interested in helping to further research in the Mindfulness arena.