Grounded People | Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen | A Visionary of the Brain

Dr. Daniel Amen is a pioneer in brain research, and is touted by Dr. Mehmet Oz as “one of the most gifted minds in medicine.” Because of Dr. Amen’s belief that health of both body and mind is dependent on health of the brain, his life has been dedicated to ensuring that people everywhere have better brains and better lives.

Dr. Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, a New York Times bestselling author, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and a television producer. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics, located in San Francisco and Newport Beach, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City.

Amen Clinics house the world’s largest database of brain scans, with almost 90,000 scans on patients worldwide. These scans show the effect on the brain of various illnesses of brain and body. With this knowledge it has been possible to prescribe more precise modalities of treatment.

Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, which is the highest honor given by his peers. He is the foremost researcher on the largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study for professional football players. He has devised treatment and recovery programs employing principles that he created for those suffering traumatic brain injury. He is also an expert on treating attention deficit disorder more commonly known as ADD.

In concert with Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen formulated the “Daniel Plan”, which is a 52-week program designed to be used through religious organizations to improve the health of their members.

Dr. Amen’s nine shows about the brain have raised more than 52 million dollars for public television. He has co-authored and authored 60 professional articles, and over 30 books which include the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Daniel Plan”.

Dr. Amen’s published scientific articles include publication in almost every scientific and medical journal reporting on brain issues. 

Dr. Amen has appeared in several movies, as well as Emmy award winning TV programs, and has been a key speaker for the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), at Harvard’s “Learning and the Brain Conference” and many more venues that would fill pages to list. 

Dr. Amen is the father of four children, five grandchildren to date, and is married to Tana. He enjoys table tennis and is an avid player.

He is named by Sharecare as the web’s #1 most influential mental health expert and advocate.

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