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Anthony Back

Anthony Back is a physician and professor at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in the oncology division. He is triple board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Medical Oncology and General Internal Medicine, and he serves as a director of the Cambria Center for Excellence in Palliative Care. Tony is one of the original founders of VitalTalk, a start-up that trains clinicians who work with seriously ill patients and families in compassionate communication. Tony is a certified instructor with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a compassion-based training program that was born inside Google and is now a global nonprofit organization.

Professor of Medicine University of Washington Medical School
Co-Founder of Vital Talk
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Certified Teacher


Events with Anthony Back

Igniting Change: Cultivating Leaders Ready to Face Wicked Complexity
June 14, 2020

  We empower changemakers. The old leadership isn’t working. To meet the challenges of the next decade, we want to cultivate a diverse group of people with the commitment and skills. A new framework, based on science. The new science of social change is embodied, emotionally intelligent, and mindful. For this program, the Whidbey Institute is joining forces with the University of Washington and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. This program is built on a foundation of contemplative practice, embodied leadership, and the psychology of social change. Look inward now to make waves later. We’ll step back from the…