Daniel Brennan, MD, CLC, FAAP

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About

Professional Distinctions

  • 2018 Castle-Connolly Award for Santa Barbara’s Top Pediatrician
  • 2018 Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Best Pediatrician (Runner up)
  • 2017 Castle-Connolly Award for Santa Barbara’s Top Pediatrician
  • 2016 “Best of Santa Barbara” Santa Barbara Independent Best Pediatrician (Finalist)
  • 2016 Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Best Pediatrician (Runner up)
  • 2015 Central Coast Medical Association Santa Barbara County Physician of the Year
  • 2015 Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Best Pediatrician
  • 2009 SBParent.com Parents’ Choice Best Pediatrician
  • 2009 Santa Barbara Breastfeeding Coalition Doctor of the Year
  • 2008 Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Best Doctor
  • 2007 SBParent.com Parents’ Choice Best Pediatrician (Runner up)
  • 2001 Pediatric Resident of the Year Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors
  • Pediatric health expert, WebMD
  • Founder, Strive for 95 Coalition
  • Contributing writer, American Academy of Pediatrics patient education website, www.healthychildren.org, Parenting, Baby Talk; American Baby, Pregnancy
  • Chairperson (former), Sansum Clinic Department of Pediatrics (2006-2008)
  • Board of Directors (former), Sansum Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Board of Trustees (former), Sansum Clinic
  • Grand Rounds Coordinator (former), Dept of Pediatrics, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Delegate (former), California Medical Association House of Delegates through the Santa Barbara Medical Society
  • Mentor (former), UCSB Premed Preceptor Program
  • Author (former), "Pediatric Corner" column, Goleta Valley Voice, "Pediatrics In Paradise" column, TheDailySound and SBParent.com
  • Medical Editor/Reviewer, AAP's book Heading Home with your Newborn, and two nutrition books, The Baby Bistro and The Toddler Bistro
  • Television medical consultant, Burn Notice and Complications (USA Television Network)

Community Involvement

  • President of Dos Pueblos Little League
  • Board Member, Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table
  • Field Committee Member, Girsh Park
  • Board of Directors/Division Coordinator (former), AYSO U5/U6 boys divisions
  • 2013 Presidio Sports Volunteer of the Month
  • Youth athletics coach for Little League, soccer and basketball (60 youth sports teams)
  • Medical Advisor/Speaker, Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
  • Volunteer (former), UC Santa Barbara pre-med preceptor program
  • Volunteer (former), San Marcos Health Academy
  • Speaker, San Marcos High School Career Day
  • Founder, Strive for 95 (Immunization awareness campaign)
  • Co-Medical Director (former), CHAMP (Childhood Health Awareness Mentoring Program)

Practicing since:

 2001 (18 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 2001 (18 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • Albany Medical College

Residencies

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Pediatric Internship/Residency 1998-2001)

Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certified Lactation Counselor

Additional Information

  • Santa Barbara native, proud husband and father of three boys

Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Central Coast Medical Association