Dan Brennan, MD

Dan Brennan, MD

Dan Brennan, MD, is an award-winning board-certified pediatrician, lactation counselor, husband, and proud father of three boys in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Brennan is an accomplished health care columnist, public speaker and a contributing writer for the American Academy of Pediatrics' web site, HealthyChildren.org. He is a pediatric expert for the WebMD Baby’s First Year Community and a WebMD medical reviewer. His current health column, Your Hometown Doc, is featured on Noozhawk.

Brennan has been featured in medical publications, newspapers, Internet parenting sites, local television, radio, and national parenting magazines including Parenting, Baby Talk, American Baby and Pregnancy. Brennan has also served as a medical consultant for the hit USA television shows Burn Notice and Complications.

Brennan has special interests in the areas of newborn care, breastfeeding, health education, and childhood nutrition. In 2002, he co-created CHAMP, a childhood nutrition, exercise, and education program. In 2014, he formed the Strive for 95 Coalition to help improve the childhood vaccination rate in Santa Barbara. In 2020, got the Strive for 95 Coalition back togerher and formed Masked and Mighty, in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Barbara County.

Brennan earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. Out of his Cedars-Sinai roots, Dr. Brennan has a strong following of celebrity and professional athlete clientele. Dr. Brennan has been in practice as a general pediatrician at the Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara since 2001.

In his spare time, Brennan is an active community volunteer, serving as the President of Dos Pueblos Little League and a board member for the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table.  Brennan previously spent 9 years as the AYSO Region 122 U5/U6 Boys Division Director.  In his spare time, Brennan is an avid distance-runner, cyclist and has coached approximately 60 youth soccer, basketball, and Little League teams for his three sons.

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