MEET DR. DANIEL AMEN
Dr. Daniel Amen’s mission is end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health. He is dedicated to providing the education, products, and services to accomplish this goal. Dr. Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics with 11 locations across the U.S. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry totaling more than 225,000 SPECT scans on patients from 155 countries. He is the founder of BrainMD, a fast growing, science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed.
Dr. Amen is one of the most visible and influential experts on brain health and mental health with millions of followers on social media. In 2020 Dr. Amen launched his digital series Scan My Brain featuring high-profile actors, musical artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and influencers that airs on YouTube and Instagram. Over 90 episodes have aired, turning it into viral social media content with collectively millions of views. He has also produced 17 national public television shows about the brain and his online videos on brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times. Dr. Amen is a 12-time New York Times bestselling author, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, The End of Mental Illness, Healing ADD, and many more. His highly anticipated new book is Change Your Brain Every Day: Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships was released March 23rd, 2023.
“By almost any measure, Dr. Amen is the most popular psychiatrist in America.”
— Washington Post
DANIEL G. AMEN, MD
Dr. Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, products and public television programs.
Dr. Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He has authored or coauthored 70 professional articles and more than 30 books, including New York Times mega-bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He has appeared on numerous television shows including Dr. Phil, Larry King, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View.
His breakthrough public television programs on brain and mental health have made him well loved by millions of viewers seeking guidance on memory, attention, other cognitive functions, emotional issues, behavior, and more.
The Washington Post has called Dr. Amen “America’s most popular psychiatrist” because of his wildly popular clinics which have over 4,000 patient visits a month and has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling more than 210,000 scans on patients from 155 countries.
Dr. Amen has appeared in movies, including After the Last Round and The Crash Reel and was a consultant for the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith. He has also appeared on the Emmy-winning show The Truth About Drinking.
His work has been featured in Newsweek, Time, Huffington Post, ABC World News, 20/20, BBC, London Telegraph, Parade Magazine, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, LA Times, Men’s Health, Bottom Line and Cosmopolitan.
“One of the most gifted minds in medicine.”
— MEHMET OZ – Surgeon, author, and TV personality.
Undergraduate1974 – 1978
1974 – 1975University of Maryland, West Germany Campus
1975 – 1976Orange Coast College, Associates of Arts Degree
1976 – 1978Southern California College (now Vanguard University), Bachelor of Arts Degree
Graduate 1978 – 1982
1978 – 1982Oral Roberts University, Doctor of Medicine Degree
Post-graduate 1982 – 1995
1982 – 1983Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Medical Internship, Washington, DC
1983 – 1985Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Psychiatric Residency Training, Washington, DC
1985 – 1987Child, Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii
1991 – 1995Nuclear Brain Imaging Independent Fellowship Study, including 200 hours of nuclear physics and related science at the Institute for Nuclear Medical education and 1000 hours of clinically supervised training, leading to a California nuclear brain imaging license in 1995.
“Dr. Amen is the #1 most influential mental health expert and advocate on the web.”