Leader in Medicine

Dr. Dan Andreae

The American Health Council has honored Dr. Dan Andreae, as ” Best in Medicine” in recognition of his outstanding dedication and medical advancements in the fields of Neuroscience and Psychology.

With over twenty years of professional experience in the education sector, Dr. Andreae has established himself as a highly distinguished and esteemed expert in several areas, health, neuroscience, psychology, advocacy, and community organization. He has committed a considerable part of his career to studying, supporting, and advocating for those with brain issues especially Alzheimer’s serving as an insightful and dynamic leader. He has been recognized by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Service award for Leadership, an award presented by the Chair of the international Alzheimer Society Princess Yasmin Khan and later a Pioneer Award. He was the first Executive Director of the Society and Chair of the Patrons Council.

Dr. Andreae began his educational journey at York University in Toronto where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. Following this he went on to attain his Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. A strong believer in lifelong learning he holds a certificate in neuropsychophysiology, certificate in applied neuroscience, an advanced diploma in stress management (Dr. Dan Andreae is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress), is a certified heath coach and holds a diploma from the Functional Institute of Nutrition. Having studied at the Benson-Henry Mind Body Institute affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Andreae was granted membership in the Harvard Medical School Graduate Association for Continuing Education. He is also a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching of Mclean Hospital in Boston. A lifelong learner, he has earned a PhD in Health Biology at AIU. Dr. Andreae also sponsors an annual lecture in neuroradiology at Toronto Western Hospital.

Dr. Andreae’s vision, creative thinking, brilliance and passion for education has led him to teach forty-five different subjects in university and college and he has a conviction through experience that ‘education is not just an intellectual exercise: it is most effective when the head meets the heart and knowledge can be applied to enhance the quality of one’s life on all levels, cognitive, psychological, physical, social and spiritual. He is committed to taking a holistic approach to human functioning emphasizing the connection of the body and mind. He is interested in how body systems such as the immune, hormonal, digestive and nervous systems work together to promote optimal health.

During his exemplary career Dr. Dan Andreae has accepted countless awards from academia, government, and organizations both locally and internationally. He has been a recipient of many awards and recognitions such as; the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Waterloo, he was named a Fellow of Renison University College ( University of Waterloo), he was selected on two occasions as Faculty of the Year at the University of Guelph Humber as well as Mentor of the Year (which is chosen by graduation students). Dr. Andreae was also recently given an honorary degree from the Humber Institute of Learning and Advanced Technology. Chosen by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), Dr. Andreae was recently named Professor of the Decade, Top Brain Advocate of the Decade, one of the 25 Global Impact Leaders and presented the Distinguished Humanitarian Award. He is currently featured in the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) publication of the Fifty Fearless Leaders, Volume 2, and will be in the upcoming 2024 International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) Global Impact Leaders book.

Dr. Andreae was named The 2020 ‘Intellectual of the Year’, by the Top 100 Professionals and From Marquis Who’s Who and is a member of Who’s Who in the World. He has been recognized as a Global Visionary for his contributions to health care and was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws from Assumption University as well as Laurentian University, who also recognized him with the Inaugural Impact Award. He has a membership to the International Association of Top Professionals in New York City worldwide and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress.

Dr. Andreae has prominently served with several organizations including the Weizmann Institute of Science, one of the world’s most dynamic and respected research and educational institutions, where he serves on their International Board, was chosen by them as one of ten leading Canadians, is a member of the Presidents Circle and recipient of the Community Leadership Award. He also sponsors the innovative brain laboratory there of Dr. Ivo Spiegel. He is the longest serving President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers ( OASW) where he led a successful ten year campaign to achieve statutory regulation of the profession and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and has been selected as both Ontario and Canadian social worker of the year. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Michener Institute, part of the University Health Network ( UHN) which includes Toronto General Hospital named in 2020 as the fourth best hospital in the world. He received an honorary diploma from Michener Institute. He is Patron of Brain Injury Canada and advisor and past Vice President of the Psychology of Canada and Recently Past Chair of the Advisory Committee of the National Eating Disorder Information Center ( NEDIC) at the UHN. Additionally he was the Founding Honorary President of the Patrons Council of Neuchatel Junior College, a Canadian school in Switzerland. Dr. Andreae has also contributed to corneal transplant research and stroke dementia.

Dr. Andreae believes in giving back when possible and gives scholarships annually at the Humber Institute of Learning and Technology and sponsors an annual public lecture at Laurentian University as well as a lecture on heath and the future of professions at the Michener Institute. He has been a lead donor to bring the leading edge daVinci robot to the UHN for multiple uses use in surgery and also along with his sister sponsors the leading edge Learning Academy for Surgery at the Michener Institute. He is dedicated to supporting aspirational and visionary programs in the fields of heath, science and medicine for the benefit of humanity. In the future he hopes to engage in more public education and helping organizations to reach their potential.

Featured in Chapter 1 of The Top 50 Fearless Leaders: Stories Of Resilience, Strength, Perseverance & Passion (Vol 2)
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One of The 25 Global Impact Leaders. The Global Impact Leaders book will be released early 2024. The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is located in New York City and has membership worldwide. 

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