Alex Lickerman M.D.

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 former assistant vice president for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. Currently, he's the founder and CEO of a direct primary care medical practice in downtown Chicago called ImagineMD.

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. His second book, The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness, offers a new paradigm for achieving happiness that endures no matter what.

Alex has extensive speaking experience, having given talks at medical conferences throughout his career including a talk to an audience of over 3,000 at a Pri-Med Conference put on jointly by the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

Alex has been quoted in Crain's Chicago Business, The Chicago Tribune, Men's Health, The New York Times, and TIME, and has had articles appear in Psychology Today, Crain's Chicago Business, USA Today, Slate, The Huffington Post, Counselor Magazine, and Medicine on the Midway. He's also been a guest on NPR's On Point. He's also written a television pilot called Sessions that was optioned by DreamWorks Television, as well as several movie screenplays, including an adaptation of Milton's Paradise Lost.

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