Daniel Friedland, MD helps organizations transform their leaders and people from stress and burnout into high performing, innovative, engaged leaders and teams so they can take their organizations to the next level in a globally competitive environment.
His programs on Leading Well From Within, Conscious Leadership, Peak Performance,Employee Engagement Through Stress Management and Cultivating Resilience are evidence-based with a solid foundation in neuroscience and mindfulness practice, and are presented with a warm, engaging human touch.
As SuperSmartHealth’s Founder and CEO, Daniel is an internationally recognized thought leader and a passionate and dynamic keynote speaker, educator, coach and consultant on Leadership Development, Culture Transformation, Employee Engagement, Peak Performance, Stress Management, Resilience and Evidence-Based Medicine.
Recently named a Healthcare Champion of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal, Daniel was awarded the 2015 Wellness Service Provider award. He is also the Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine – the largest association of integrative healthcare providers in the country.
He is board certified in Internal 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 and residency 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.
Inspired by this experience, he immersed himself in the fields of neuroscience, emotional intelligence and mindfulness and conducted research on self-doubt to explore how he could help physicians and leaders in business develop conscious leadership skills to enhance not only their personal well-being, but also the well-being of their practices and organizations.
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.
As a result, Daniel created an online program, The 4 in 4 Framework to Achieve Peak Performance.
This program is based in mindfulness and applies neuroscience to help you manage stress, increase resilience, become more mindful about your health, improve your relationships and increase productivity.
The program and his 1-1 Executive Coaching is currently changing the lives of C-level executives who want to lead more mindfully, physicians suffering from burnout who want to improve their relationships at home and find more meaning in their practice and professional lives, employees participating in company engagement and wellness programs and members of the general public who want to take control of their health and wellness.
For more information about our Physician Resilience Program, click here. If you’d like more information on our Conscious Leadership and Employee Engagement program, click here. For consumers interested in the 4 in 4 Framework, click here.
He also co-wrote and published a book with his 13 year old son, Zach Friedland, called The Big Decision.
Part story, part framework, The Big Decision teaches adolescents, teens, parents, teachers, coaches and leaders how to make better life decisions.
The book incorporates Daniel’s 4-Step Evidence Based Medicine Medical Decision Making framework with neuroscience to present a 4 Step Framework for Making Better Decisions – In Life or In Business.
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, leadership and resiliency, Dr. Friedland has worked with organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Genentech, Bridgepoint Education, The Kaiser Permanente Federation, Group Health, Blue Cross, the US Army, Navy, and Air Force, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, The YMCA, Vistage, YPO, Conscious Capitalism, leaders in the Texas state and Australian governments and various organizations in the healthcare and technology sectors – having delivered over 1500 programs, reaching more than 75,000 health care and business professionals.
He currently serves as Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, President-Elect of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Medical Director for Barney & Barney, a leading insurance brokerage in California, and President and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, which provides Leadership Development Programs, Employee Engagement Programs, Executive Coaching, Keynote Speaking, and Consulting.
Dr. Friedland lives in San Diego where he keeps healthy surfing and enjoying life with his wife and two boys.