Short Bio for Radio/TV


Whether you are part of a corporation recovering from economic challenges, a sales team coping with a reorganization or a healthcare organization adapting to shrinking resources, Dr. Dan Diamond can help. He is passionate about equipping teams and challenging them to make a difference… especially when resources are scarce or times are tough. He is an electrifying speaker on a mission to activate people with his rock solid experience and insight from the “front lines” of disasters around the globe. He was the Director of the Medical Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center following Hurricane Katrina, led one of the first medical teams into Haiti following their devastating earthquake, and most recently, deployed to the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). His stories are unforgettable and his insights will change your perspective and inspire you to live a life of significance.


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Expanded Bio


Well known for creating an exciting learning experience, Dr. Diamond engages the mind of the learner leaving participants with practical concepts they will never forget. Dr. Diamond founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team. He led one of the first medical teams into Haiti following their devastating earthquake, and most recently, deployed to the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center. He has been interviewed on CNN, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper. 

He is a member of the National Speakers Association and served as President of NSA Northwest from 2011-2012. As an experienced family physician and an award-winning educator, Dr. Diamond delivers practical information with creativity and skill. Participants experience learning through a variety of effective strategies that foster rapid mastery of new information.  After earning his medical degree from University of Washington, Dr. Diamond completed his residency in Family Medicine in Milwaukee, WI. The American Academy of Family Physicians awarded Dr. Diamond the degree of Fellow and he is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Physicians. He is a 

member of the Editorial Board for the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Diamond is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In 2010, the American Red Cross gave him the “Real Hero” award and he also received the Washington State Governor’s Award of Excellence for his work in Haiti. In 2014, Dr. Diamond received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award from President Obama and he also received the Quality of Care Lifetime Achievement Award, Healthcare Heroes. Dr. Diamond and his wife Debbie enjoy their three children: Paul, Josh and Sarah. The Diamond family is big on traditions, humor and love.


Suggested Interview Questions

  • Why is it that when disaster strikes we become glued to our televisions and feel compelled to hear the victim’s stories?
  • You’ve been there on the ground during some intense disasters. Is there another side to the story that we don’t hear much about?
  • Although you believe that disaster preparedness is important, your passion goes much beyond that. What happened to you?
  • At the heart of it, what is it that makes someone a “victim”?
  • Have you ever taken on the perspective of a “victim”?
  • So how does this information tie into the workplace or even our home life?
  • Many of us have worked with people that have tried to “suck the life out of us”. How do you approach those types of people?
  • Where can people get more information on how to “thrive” when they encounter tough times?