Daniel is a Stanford- and Harvard-trained physician/scientist and innovator, with over 25 years of clinical, research, biotechnology, and entrepreneurial experience. He is the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University and founder of Exponential Medicine, a unique cross-disciplinary program that explores how rapidly advancing, convergent technologies can shape the future of healthcare. He is also an to several leading biomedical & digital health startups.
He is also the inventor of the FDA-approved "MarrowMiner" medical device. He is the founder of RegenMed Systems, a clinical stage medical device company developing tools to enable regenerative medicine.
Daniel has multiple peer-reviewed publications, including Science and Cell and has five filed patents. He has lectured extensively on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, and has spoken at both TED and TEDMED. He is Chief Correspondent on the weekly NPR radio program, Tech Nation Health.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Daniel has an AB in biochemistry, cum laude, from Brown University, and an MD from Stanford, with Honors, where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow. He completed the Harvard Combined Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and then returned to Stanford for a postdoctoral fellowship. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and BE in Hematology/Oncology.
Daniel has a passion for aviation, and has research and clinical expertise in aerospace medicine (served as an Air National Guard flight surgeon) and has published research with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.
Daniel is part of the inaugural class of Health Innovator Fellows at the Aspen Institute, and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Daniel Kraft is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 13 and served his fellowship under mentor Gregory Bonfiglio at Proteus Venture Partners.