Dr. Joseph Pierce (JP) Farrell, M.Div, D.Th, FAACSS
Director, Award-winning Research Scientist, Professor, Author

Dr. JP Farrell is an internationally recognized and award-winning pioneer in healthcare. As a research scientist, Dr. Farrell serves as the Director of the Institute for Spirituality and Healthcare, Princeton (ISH), where he leads a team of scientists and physicians conducting frontier research in the fields of Rapid Healing, Rapid Rehabilitation, and Non-Invasive Aesthetic Improvement. In recognition for his frontier research, Dr. Farrell has received multiple grants from major medical and pharmaceutical corporations. Dr. Farrell is the recipient of the Pioneers in Integrative Medicine Award, Palm Beach, FL (2011), and the CIIMA Award for Courage in Integrative Medicine at the Global Health Institute, New York City (2007). Prior to his appointment as Director of the Institute for Spirituality and Healthcare, Dr. Farrell held the Endowed Chair in Consciousness Studies at The Global Health Institute in NYC.  As an educator, Dr. Farrell directs the Advanced Training Fellowship In Rapid Healing and Rehabilitation for physicians, healthcare professionals, and chaplains enrolled at the Institute’s affiliate, DSP College of Sacred Surgeons (COSS). Dr. Farrell has delivered invited keynote lectures worldwide on his pioneering research in the efficacy of advanced Spiritually Based-Interventions (SBIs) to deliver Rapid Healing, Rapid Rehabilitation and Non-Invasive Aesthetic health benefits. Dr. Farrell has presented at the Yale Club; Aspen Health and Wellness Forum; Palm Beach: Pioneers in Integrative Medicine Awards; Meet the Pioneers Benefit, Princeton, NJ; Fordham University, and Home House London, among others. Dr. Farrell’s pioneering work has been published in multiple journals and periodicals. As an ambassador advancing the integration of healthcare for improved patient outcomes, Dr. Farrell served as a representative to the United Nations as a Special Advisor on Science and Spirituality to multiple health-related working groups. Dr. Farrell began his training in emergency medical care as a student medical corpsman while serving as a Midshipman in the United States Maritime Administration (USMA) training program. He served for three summer sea terms as the ship’s physician’s assistant, treating a wide array of health concerns. At the conclusion of his third sea term, he was appointed to the rank of Company Commander. Dr. Farrell went on to shadow his mentor, Paul Berguson, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at NYU School of Medicine. Farrell went on to train in Clinically Standardized Meditation (CSM) under Patricia Carrington, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 1990-1993. In collaboration with a team of Harvard and Georgetown trained physicians and PhDs, Dr. Farrell served as the lead clinician in a landmark research study to explore the efficacy of advanced SBIs to deliver benevolent treatment effects to the faces of the disfigured and aging (2004-2008). After a blinded review conducted by board-certified plastic surgeons, the results were rated to have achieved a 94% efficacy rate in delivering Aesthetic Improvements to the face. Dr. Farrell rounded out his education by entering graduate school in Princeton, NJ, where he conducted frontier research on the integral relationship between the Mind-Body-Spirit interface and its role in health and healing. He earned his research doctorate (D.Th) from Disciples Seminary Princeton. After completing his examinations, Dr. Farrell was admitted as a Fellow of the American Association of the College of Sacred Surgeons (FAACSS). In addition to his role as the Director of Training Fellowships at DSP College of Sacred Surgeons, Dr. Farrell serves as the Spiritual Director of Disciples Seminary Princeton’s Chapel. Dr. Farrell is the best-selling author of “Manifesting Michelangelo,” the non-fiction memoir chronicling his spiritual journey of discovery, breakthrough, and subsequent decade of research and development, of advanced Spiritually-Based Interventions (SBIs) that have demonstrated the efficacy to consistently deliver Rapid Healing, Rehabilitation, and Anti-Aging health benefits. Dr. Joseph Pierce Farrell is published internationally by Simon & Schuster.


  • CIIMA Award for Courage in Integrative Medicine, Global Health Institute, 2007
  • Pioneers in Integrative Medicine Award, Palm Beach, FL, 2011
  • Endowed Chair in Consciousness Studies, GHI, NYC, 2008
  • Appointed, Special Advisor on Science and Spirituality to Multiple Health-related Working Groups, United Nations, 2005 
  • Fellow, American Association of the College of Sacred Surgeons (FAACSS) 2018-present
  • Member, National Association of College and University Chaplains 2012-present
  • Featured Author, Booklist, Journal of the American Library Association, 2010
  • Distinguished Professor, DSP, Princeton, NJ 2013-present

on Dr. JP Farrell’s Pioneering Research & Development
of Rapid Healing and Non-Invasive Aesthetic Improvement Interventions
and the Institute for Spirituality & Healthcare, (ISH) Princeton, NJ

I have personally observed (Dr. Farrell) delivering an Advanced Spiritually-Based Intervention…upon an inflamed, symptomatic, swollen post-surgery knee first noting a rippling of the skin and underlying tissue in the inflamed area (known as “rapid healing effect”), then a decreased swelling, immediate increased range of motion and finally, less pain and discomfort reported by the Physician participant.  We are energized to continue these investigations. I, therefore, wholeheartedly support this.”
~ Edward von der Schmidt, M.D, Neurosurgeon, Chair, Health Advisory Board, College of Sacred Surgeons, Princeton, NJ

“Farrell’s work is at the frontiers of integrative medicine. I cannot explain how he performs his procedures or how biological processes are affected. Nonetheless, I witness his work and I was sufficiently intrigued by the potential of this approach to become the chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the Institute.”
~ Len Horovitz, M.D., Board-certified in Internal and Pulmonary Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC

“I decided that I would be my own guinea pig. I would see how it went so that I could refer patients if it seemed to be a modality that worked, and it does. What was amazing was what he did — to watch my knee transform.”
~ Elizabeth Muss, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiologist, Manhattan, NY

“I continued to review Farrell’s work and have been present where participants in observational studies have had work done. These individuals had previously been cared for by physicians at some of the highest level institutions in the New York City area and were told there was nothing further that could be done for them. I have seen a dramatic improvement in both the physical and psychological state of participants.”
~ F. Salvatore, M.D., F.A.C.S., Board-Certified Urologist, Chair Medical Advisory Board, GHI

“[Director Farrell’s] inspirational work details… remarkable and well-documented cures of a variety of disorders. More importantly, [Director Farrell] provides the steps essential for personal transformation and healing…”
~ C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D

“JP Farrell’s work is transformative. He marries his research endeavors with his personal experience to creative a divinely ordered treatise on how we can transform not only ourselves, but all of humanity.”
~ Patricia A. Meuhsam, M.D., Fmr. Faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Founder, Transformational Medicine

“It is so critical that we extract all therapeutic benefits from all fields of endeavor that we possibly can.”
~ Barry M. Belgorod, MD, Opthamologist, Clinical Instructor Weill Cornell Medical College

“When this work comes out it is going to have huge ramifications for science and medicine.”
~ John Mack, M.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School Emeritus, Founder Psychiatry Unit, Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical College, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

“It is no longer a question of either or, these therapies should be integrated with all conventional approaches.”
~ James S. Gordon, MD, Clinical Professor, Georgetown Medical School; Founder: The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC; Fmr. Chairman: White House Commission on C.A.M. Policy quote from Pioneers in Integrative Medicine (2010).

“I think Farrell is going to have a huge influence in the world…people for centuries have been saying there’s another way, but he’s doing it in a unique time, when science is beginning to recognize this, and people are open.”
~ Theresa Hale, Director of The Hale Clinic, London, author of ‘The Hale Clinic Guide to Good Health

“These people are at the cutting edge. This field is going to facilitate the development of the new medicine.”
~ Beverly Rubik, Ph.D., Biophysicist, Founding member NIH: Office of Alternative Medicine.

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