The future of medicine & healthcare
AI in medicine & diagnostics
Stem cell technology
Entrepreneurship in medicine
San Francisco, USA
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years' experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Daniel has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008, and is the Founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, a programme that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Paediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children's Hospital, and fellowships in
haematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford.
He has multiple scientific publications and medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the paediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco.
Daniel is a member of the Kaufman Fellows Society (Class 13) and member of the Inaugural (2015) class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship. His academic research has focused on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, stem
cell derived immunotherapies for cancer, bioengineering human T-cell differentiation, and humanised animal models.
His clinical work focuses on bone marrow/haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for malignant and non-malignant diseases in adults and children, medical devices to enable stem cell based regenerative medicine, including marrow derived stem cell harvesting, processing and delivery. He also implemented the first text-paging system at Stanford Hospital.
Daniel is also the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA-approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies.
Daniel is an avid pilot and has served in
the Massachusetts and California Air National Guard as an officer and flight surgeon with F-15 & F-16 fighter Squadrons. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.
Advances in technology, from biomedicine and robotics to big data and machine learning, have the potential to revolutionise medicine. However, much of our thinking around healthcare is still stuck in the past. Daniel's energetic, humorous and inspiring talks demonstrate how we can harness new innovations to move from a reactive "sickcare" system, to one of proactive "healthcare".