Daniel Amen MD

Dr. Amen is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist and ten-time New York Times bestselling author.

He is the Founder and CEO of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa and San Francisco, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia and New York City.  Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling nearly 100,000 scans on patients from 111 countries.

Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest award they give members, and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, he also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.

Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen is also one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church’s “The Daniel Plan,” a 52-week program to get people healthy through their religious organizations.


Dr. Amen is the author or co-author of 60 professional articles, seven book chapters, and over 30 books including the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Daniel Plan”.

Bestsellers also include: “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life”, “Magnificent Mind At Any Age”, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body”, and “The Amen Solution”.

Dr. Amen’s published scientific articles have appeared in the prestigious journals: Molecular Psychiatry, PLOS One, Nature’s Translational Psychiatry, Nature’s Obesity, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Minerva Psichiatrica, Journal of Neurotrauma, American Journal of Psychiatry, Nuclear Medicine Communication, Neurological Research, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Primary Psychiatry, Military Medicine, and General Hospital Psychiatry.


Dr. Amen has written, produced and hosted 9 popular shows about the brain that have aired over 70,000 times across North America and have raised more than $52 million dollars for public television.

Dr. Amen has appeared in movies, including “After the Last Round” and “The Crash Reel,” and has appeared in Emmy winning shows, such as “The Truth About Drinking” and “The Dr. Oz Show.”

He has also spoken for the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Harvard’s Learning and the Brain Conference, the Department of the Interior, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Supreme Courts of Delaware, Ohio and Wyoming.

Dr. Amen’s 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.