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Daniel Kraft, MD, is a Stanford & Harvard trained physician-scientist and the founder of NextMed Health & Digital.Health. He serves as faculty chair of medicine and neuroscience at Singularity University, a benefit corporation that focused on understanding and leveraging cutting-edge technologies and how to use them to positively affect billions of people. Daniel is also the founder and chair of NextMed Health (previously called Exponential Medicine), a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and health care, and serves as the chair for the XPRIZE Health & Pandemic Alliance Taskforce. Daniel founded Digital.Health, which is focused on enabling connected, data-driven, and integrated personalized medicine; invented 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 received his undergraduate degrees from Brown University, attended medical school at Stanford, and was board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital and fellowships in hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford. He has multiple patents on medical device, immunology and stem cell-related research through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at UCSF. Daniel also implemented the first text-paging system at Stanford Hospital. 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 published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection. Daniel is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.