Daniel Stickler, MD
Dr. Daniel L. Stickler is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of The Apeiron Center for Human Potential and Chief Science Officer for Apeiron Academy. He is the visionary pioneer behind systems-based precision lifestyle medicine, a new paradigm that re-defines medicine from the old symptoms based disease model to one of limitless peak performance in all aspects of life. A physician to high-performing executives and entrepreneurs who want to upgrade their current state, he’s also an author, speaker, blogger and podcaster. He is the Medical Director for the Neurohacker Collective, a Google consultant for wearable technology, epigenetics, and AI in healthcare and a guest lecturer at Stanford University on Epigenetics in Clinical Practice.
Dr. Stickler entered medical school with a vision of helping people to create an optimized life and quickly discovered that training focused solely on treating disease and postponing the stepwise progression to death. In the search to make an immediate difference, he trained as a general and vascular surgeon specializing in laparoscopic weight loss surgery. In order to create ideal outcomes, he developed a highly successful, systems approach to health through the collaboration of a comprehensive team of dietitians, health psychologists, and exercise physiologists. After 10 years and nearly 3000 operation she came to the conclusion that the surgical approach to optimizing health was not an ideal option.
He discovered that lifestyle was the key to creating an optimized life and his journey to find the ideal approach to optimizin ghuman potential took him on a path through functional medicine, alternative care, holistic, naturopathic, and age-management medicine. Each modality fell short of the outcome of creating a truly optimized human mainly because they focused on the disease model of treating symptoms as opposed to a model that focuses on human systems, homeostatic balance and optimization. In 2008, a new world opened through the lens of genetics and epigenetics and his near obsession like fascination of the potentials for personalized human systems design led to the realization that we truly have the ability within us to take charge of our destiny and become the architects of our evolution. So began a new era……