Richard G. Petty, MD


Innovator and leader of the human potential movement

Dr Petty
Richard G. Petty, M.D.

Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a specialist in internal medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He is has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years, and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose.

Richard G. Petty graduated in medicine from the London Hospital Medical College, University of London, in 1976, having been awarded a place there when he was only 17 years old. He has the unusual distinction of being a member of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the United Kingdom.

In addition to his basic medical degree, Dr. Petty holds an advanced degree in Physiology, another in Biochemistry, and a Research Doctorate in Endocrinology. He practiced and taught internal medicine and endocrinology for 14 years, having trained at several of the major teaching hospitals in London, England. He was an Internist at one of the top Medical Centers in the UK for more than eight years. He did his psychiatric training at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospitals, London and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He has taught at several major universities.

Dr. Richard G. Petty has had a 35-year interest in complementary medicine, both as a practitioner and as a researcher. He served for many years as the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the London-based Research Council for Complementary Medicine, before becoming the Chairman of the entire organization from 1992-1994. His involvement, from 1993-98, with Prince Charles’ Foundation for Integrated Medicine lead him to serve first as Chairman of the Scientific Committee, and then as a Trustee of the Foundation. For eight years, he also served on the Council of the Scientific and Medical Network, a prestigious international group of scientists, doctors, psychologists, engineers, philosophers, complementary practitioners and others who are engaged in creating a new world-view for the 21st century.

He was for several years on the Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania where he founded and was the first Director of the Department of Psychiatry’s Integrated Medicine Program. He has over 140 publications to his credit, and he has received many awards, including the 1997 Resident’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Richard G. Petty has trained innumerable healthcare students and professionals, including doctors, nurses and complementary therapists, who have gone on to have highly successful careers in the healing professions. He has taught thousands of members of the public in all walks of life, to become happier and more resilient to change and adversity. Dr. Petty has now spent more than three decades helping people throughout the world to better understand their lives, empowering them to produce often-massive improvements in their wellness, efficacy and performance.

Richard Petty has been a Visiting Professor, Guest Lecturer or Keynote Speaker in 44 countries in the last five years alone and his lectures, speeches, seminars and workshops have been delivered to more than a quarter of a million people.

In addition to his medical credentials, he has, in parallel, had extensive training in acupuncture, including advanced work in China, as well as hypnotherapy, homeopathy and Reiki. He began studying with a number of spiritual teachers while still in his teens, and he has himself taught meditation, T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Qigong.

In recent years he has been moving away from providing individual patient care into full-time research, writing and teaching. What he teaches and demonstrates is highly practical and the fruit of 35 years of experience, together with an analysis of many thousands of books and research papers. He has worked with some of the foremost thinkers, intuitives and spiritual leaders of our time.

His originality, clarity and compassion, coupled with a dynamic and charismatic style of presentation, have made him an extremely popular and sought after speaker and he regularly appears on television and radio programs throughout the world.

Dr. Petty is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Georgia Speakers Association and the National Association of Television Program Executives.

His groundbreaking book, Healing, Meaning and Purpose is available here and from

To book Dr Petty for interview or as a speaker for your program, please call 770-554-8812.

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