Meet the Host
Dr. David Puder went to U.C. Berkeley and majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology while competing on the Cal Rowing Team. His senior year they won the team national championship. After, he went to Loma Linda School of Medicine and subsequently spent a year doing internal medicine, then completed his psychiatry residency at Loma Linda. He joined the faculty of Loma Linda, where he is the medical director of a partial program and intensive outpatient program for people with medical and psychiatric issues called “MEND”.
Dr. Puder created the IOS app “Emotion Connection,” which teaches people how to read emotions and develop deeper emotional connection. He also is a principle investigator in a research team that studies medical education and part of a larger team call the "Center for Advanced Statistics in Education." He specifically studies connection and disconnection in medical teams. He also is one of the primary teachers of the psychiatry residents regarding psychotherapy having completed a 2 year Certificate in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Puder runs an outpatient psychiatry practice for patients, where he looks holistically at diet, exercise, lifestyle, traditional psychiatric medication needs, and also genetics and psychotherapy needs. He also does leadership coaching.
His two favorite awards he has ever received are the "Outstanding Teaching Resident in Psychiatry Award" which was voted on by medical students," in recognition of your excellence and enthusiasm in the teaching of medical students." Secondly in 2018 he received the "Supervisor of the Year Award" as voted by the psychiatry residents. He has also been featured on NPR and ABC7.
Dr. Puder is married with two children and spends most of his free time playing with them or cooking for them.
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