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Daniel Kraft, M.D.        

Physician-Scientist; Founder of Exponential Medicine; Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience at Singularity University

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard-trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator and is serving as the Chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic & Health Alliance. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has served as faculty chair for Medicine at Singularity University since its inception in 2008, and in 2011 founded Exponential Medicine, a program (now evolved to NextMed Health) that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Kraft was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children's Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford.

Kraft is a member of the Inaugural class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship and is member of the Kaufman Fellows Society. He is a partner with Continuum Health Ventures which is focused on funding early stage digital health companies enabling the democratization of health and improved healthspan.

He is often called upon to speak to the future of health, medicine and technology and has given four TED and two TEDMED Talks and has delivered keynotes to a diverse array of organizations.

He has multiple scientific publications (including in Nature and Science) and medical device, immunology, and stem cell-related patents through NIH-funded faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at the University of California San Francisco.

Kraft's academic research has focused on: stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, stem cell-derived immunotherapies for cancer, bioengineering human T-cell differentiation, and humanized animal models. His research has been published in journals that include Nature and Science. His clinical work has focused on: bone marrow / hematopoietic 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 is heavily involved in digital health, founded Digital.Health, and is on the board of Healthy.io and advises several Fortune-50 and digital health-related startups. Kraft recently founded IntelliMedicine, focused on personalized, data-driven, precision medicine. He 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.

Kraft 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.

Speech Topics

Exponential Technologies, Mindset and Innovation

  1. Understanding Exponentials, Disruption and Pace of Change

  2. A dive into accelerating and exponential technologies, from AI, Robotics, Big Data and Genomics, to VR, 3D Printing, Blockhain and beyond

  3. Convergence: The role of Convergence exponential technologies in reshaping

· Healthcare

· Future of Work

· Travel (Self-driving cars)

· Future of Home (entertainment, social)

· Business Models

Augmented, Virtual and Extended Reality**: How VR/AR/XR are reshaping health and medicine. AR, VR and XR has a wide range of applications across healthcare and biomedicine, in this talk he explores many of the cutting edge use cases and future potential f

  1. AR/VR/XR in medical education (simulation, training)

  2. Virtual Therapy (Pain Rx, Physical Therapy, Mental Health)

  3. Virtual Collaboration Tool

  4. Virtualized Healthcare

From Hospital to Home*: Prevention, diagnostics and care is increasingly moving out of the 4 walls of the clinic, ER and hospital

  1. Understanding the accelerating use of connected health solutions, remote patient monitoring for high risk patients and standard care.

  2. Cutting edge and future of telehealth

  3. Future of the Hospital

  4. The Virtualist: Role and abilities of the future clinician

  5. Digital health on steroids. What’s coming next

  6. Regulatory and reimbursement: Aligning incentives for the COVID and Post-COVID age.

Medical Innovation & the Accelerating Future in the Time of COVID: How the pandemic is catalyzing

  1. New approaches to diagnostics, from molecular to digital

  2. Redesigning care on the front-lines. From the ER/ICU to primary care

  3. Acceleration of virtualized care, from telemedicine to connected, data driven

  4. Therapy acceleration: from drug discovery and clinical trials, to vaccine development

  5. Public health/global health collaborations and emerging platforms that will impact the future of health and medicine, to prevention, detection and response of future pandemics.


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