The Afterlife Convention Speakers

Ken Paul Stoller, MD, started his medical career as a pediatrician and was a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics for over two decades. In the early 1970s, he was a University of California President’s Undergraduate Fellow in the Health Sciences, working in the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and volunteering at the since disbanded Parapsychology Lab at the UCLA Neuro Psychiatric Institute. He matriculated at Penn State, and then completed his post-graduate training at UCLA.

His first published works, papers on psychopharmacology, came to print before he entered medical school. During medical school, he was hired to do research for the Humane Society of the United States, and became involved in an effort to prohibit the use of shelter dogs for medical experiments, which made him very unpopular in certain circles when he published “Sewer Science and Pound Seizure,” an article in the International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems. He was then invited to become a founding board member of the Humane Farming Association, and served as science editor for the Animal’s Voice Magazine, where he was nominated for a Maggie.

In the mid 1990’s, after a friend, the head of Apple Computer’s Advanced Technology Group, lapsed into a coma, Dr. Stoller began investigating hyperbaric medicine. Soon after, he started administering hyperbaric oxygen to brain-injured children and adults, including Iraqi vets and retired NFL players with traumatic brain injuries, also pioneering the use of this therapy for treating children with fetal alcohol syndrome. He is one of the few lifetime Fellows of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, and has served as president of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association for a decade.

When his son was killed in a train accident in 2007, he discovered the effectiveness of the hormone oxytocin in treating pathological grief (See his book “Oxytocin: The Hormone of Healing and Hope). Dr. Stoller has medical practices in New Mexico and California, where he is Chief of Hyperbaric Medicine at the Amen Clinic.

Galen Stoller is publishing (with the assistance of his father) his Death Walker Series and the first two books have earned Nautalis Awards and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist status.