Daniel Friedland, MD, is an internationally recognized thought leader and a passionate and dynamic keynote speaker, educator, coach and consultant on Evidence-Based Medicine, Health, Wellness and Productivity.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine, a member of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and the author of Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice, one of the first books to outline methods to frame questions and find, evaluate, and apply medical literature searches to patient care.
Now all doctors are trained to make healthcare decisions this way.
During his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, he founded the UCSF Medical Student Network to facilitate physician well-being and the compassionate delivery of health care.
He then discovered how the powerful decision making framework of evidence-based medicine (promoting scientific intelligence) also cultivates the emotional intelligence needed to navigate stress and engage more fully into what’s most important in one’s life to achieve a more holistic experience of health and well-being.
Integrating research in neuroscience, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and the framework of evidence-based medicine, Dr Friedland has created a comprehensive and novel approach to navigate stress and optimize health, relationships, productivity, creativity and innovation with his 4 in 4 Framework to Achieve Peak Performance.
In addition to his keynote addresses and live workshops, this Progam is now also available as an 8 week online program.
In 2010, Dr. Friedland also developed and launched a free iPhone Application, Timeless Reminders, a beautiful multimedia experience that sends you scheduled video, audio or text based reminders that you create from your own media to help you navigate stress, remind yourself what’s truly important in your life, and motivate you to take action to enhance your health, well-being, creativity and success.
In 2011 Dr. Friedland was instrumental in launching SpaEvidence.com, the first Evidence-Based Medicine portal for the Spa Industry, and presented a keynote address at the Global Spa Summit to set the scientific foundation for the industry.
Along with Dr. Ken Pelletier, he was awarded SpaFinder’s 2011 Visionary Award (past recipients include Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil).
In 2012 Dr. Friedland gave presentations on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Leveraging Evidence-Based Medicine to Empower Wellness, as well as at the Aspen Institute on the Brain Science of Imagination and Innovation.
An in-demand expert in applying the framework of Evidence-Based Medicine to enhance decision-making and scientific and emotional intelligence, Dr. Friedland has delivered over a thousand programs to physicians, allied healthcare professionals, patients, the US Army, Navy and Air Force, executives and employees in Fortune 500 companies, and for Vistage, a leading global network of CEO’s.
He currently serves as Medical Director for Barney & Barney, a leading insurance brokerage in California, President-Elect of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and President and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, which provides Seminars, Wellness Programs, Health Coaching, and Consulting.
Dr. Friedland lives in San Diego where he keeps healthy surfing and enjoying life with his wife and two boys.