Sam Parnia MD, PhD

Sam Parnia, MD
Sam Parnia, MD

Senior Clinical Research Fellow
University of Southampton, U.K.
Fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York

Dr. Parnia, in collaboration with Dr. Peter Fenwick, conducted a landmark prospective study of NDEs at Southampton General Hospitals in England that was published in the journal Resuscitation. He co-authored with Jan Holden, EdD, the talk on "Veridical Perception in NDEs" at the 2006 IANDS conference.

A graduate of Guys and St. Thomas' medical schools in London, Dr. Parnia founded the Consciousness Research Group at the University of Southampton in the U.K. He is also a Specialist Registrar in Internal and Respiratory Medicine in the North West Thames Region in London. His prospective study with Dr. Fenwick of near-death experiences received widespread coverage in the national and international press. He has described that study and its implications in his 2006 book, What Happens When We Die: A Groundbreaking Study into the Nature of Life and Death.

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