Dr. Dan Begel, MD

Dr. Dan Begel, MD

Forensic Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Dan Begel, MD is a forensic psychiatry specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Yale University School Medicine in 1972 and specializes in forensic psychiatry, sports psychiatry & neurology, and more.Read his story

1247 7th St Ste 100

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Contact Information

(310) 922-4819

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Dr. Begel's Experience

Dr. Begel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Begel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Begel "Dan Begel, M.D. is a graduate of Yale College, Yale School of Medicine, and the Yale University Department of Psychiatry. He is a gifted clinician, enjoys working with a variety of people, and specializes in the areas of Forensic Psychiatry and Sport Psychiatry. Dr. Begel's clinical wisdom enables him, in Forensics, to pinpoint specific details that add power to a forensic narrative. His reports and testimony are lucid, backed by expert knowledge, focused on the forensic question, and easily understood by the layperson. With unique credentials in the area of Sport Psychiatry, Dr. Begel's testimony adds authority to any civil or criminal proceeding involving athletes. Dr. Begel is the founding president of the International Society for Sport Psychiatry, as well as co-editor and primary author of the first textbook of sport psychiatry. A review of his work in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that "Dr. Begel's psychodynamic understanding of the athlete is...unparalleled." He provides expert care to athletes for both personal and performance issues, and consults with school, professional, and amateur sports teams. Along with his clinical work Dr. Begel carries out research in the area of Acoustic Psychometry, the assessment of mental states based on the signal processing of speech. Dr. Begel is affiliated with St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica. He is a devoted father and enjoys golf, sports, theater, and jazz music."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Begel "Dr. Begel believes that self-knowledge provides the basis for change. His choice of treatment depends on the needs of his patients. He provides psychodynamic psychotherapy, along with brief therapies, including cognitive behaviour therapy and imaging and relaxation techniques. He incorporates a family systems perspective and prescribes medications when indicated. The use of medication is tailored to the specific circumstances of his patients, rather than to their diagnoses. Dr. Begel collaborates fully with other therapists his clients may be seeing.

In all circumstances Dr. Begel aims to be helpful. He does not need his patients to validate his own point of view. Dr. Begel offers respect, kindness, safety, understanding, and hope."

3  Specialties

  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Sports Psychiatry & Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

15  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Independent Forensic Evaluation
  • Outpatient Psychiatry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Yale University School Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Yale University Department Of Psychiatry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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