Dr. Michael Daignault ( Dane-yo) is a board-certified emergency room physician at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. He also has extensive TV experience as a medical contributor for ABC7 and CBS9 local news in Los Angeles. Throughout the pandemic, he’s been there for the viewers often broadcasting live from the ER by giving in-depth analysis of related topics including treatment and vaccines.
Dr. Daignault has also appeared multiple times on the long-running syndicated news magazine series Inside Edition by giving insight on a variety of celebrity and trending medical news stories.
LOS ANGELES TV & PRINT MEDICAL EXPERT
Print and digital publications turn to Dr. Daignault as well for his medical expertise.
- The New York Times “Can Wildfire smoke worsen Covid-19 Symptoms?”
- USA Today “Spring break worries experts”
- USA Today ” “500,000 deaths”
- NewBreak “Delta Variant hits LA”
- NewsBreak “LA is opening up – tips from an ER doc”
- News Break Return Of Mask Mandate Is An Opportunity For A Long Term Solution Says Los Angeles ER Doctor
Prior to medical school, Dr. Daignault graduated from the prestigious Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a major focus in International Health. After graduation, he went abroad and volunteered with the United States Peace Corps in the West Indies, where he served as an advisor to the National AIDS Programme in St. Lucia. It was here that he established HIV testing and treatment centers on the island. Following his service in the Peace Corps, he founded a short-term project to treat and care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region.
Michael also worked with the renowned international aid organization Doctors Without Borders, which inspired him to attend medical school at 28 and specialize in emergency medicine. He earned his medical degree from The Ben Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health located in Israel.
After medical school, Dr Daignault completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Medical Center in New York City, a Level 1 Trauma Center and one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country. As a resident doctor he published three articles of original research, two in the well-respected Journal of Emergency Medicine.
EXTREME SPORTS ATHLETE
Living close to the beach allows Michael to do what he loves best when not working in the ER, surfing and rock climbing. His forte is primarily bouldering, a type of rock climbing performed on rock formations or artificial rock walls without the use of ropes or harnesses. He also participates in vigorous strength training and fitness featuring high-intensity interval training to help maintain optimal mental, physical condition and strength for both extreme sports.
In addition to providing his Instagram followers with regular evidence-based updates on the pandemic, he also uses his growing platform to promote a broad range of skills for other extreme sports athletes and weekend warriors. These include general wellness trends, mental preparation, recovery, injury prevention and treatment.
On a personal note, this 42-year-old doctor is an eligible bachelor and hopes to one day find a partner he can build a family with.