ABOUT DR. BEN
Dr. Benjamin Robert Kaplan-Singer, MD is on a mission to extend the healthspan of people and regenerate Planet Earth through sustainable systems-level change and a collective raising of consciousness that realizes all life thrives when we live harmonically with nature’s intelligence.
Dr. Ben is a physician, independent researcher, consultant, and healthcare evolutionary. As an expert in integrative/functional, regenerative, and psychedelic medicine, he’s shaping the future of healthcare by combining leading-edge technology with scientifically-based lifestyle medicine for optimal wellbeing and longevity.
Earnestly seeking answers to humanity’s growing health crises at a young age, Dr. Ben (then known as Ben) started his work at 15 years-old as a full-stack biomedical researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, where he focused on breast cancer metastasis and therapeutic peptides. He continued his research until co-authoring and publishing his first peer-reviewed paper at age 19.
By then, he was already seeing the limitations of reductionism in medicine, an important tool for pharmaceutical and technological breakthroughs, but ultimately an incomplete paradigm for dealing with the emerging threats and challenges currently facing people, civilization, and the planet. At this point he left bench-based research and began devoting himself to understanding and developing a new science of medicine, one founded in diverse philosophies and disciplines such as first principles, holism, evolutionary theory, community organizing, anthropology, deep ecology, and complexity to inform actionable health practices for individuals and communities.
His unconventional path combined with his academic commitment, rewarded him with two full-tuition academic scholarships to top 10 medical universities. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2013 with the highest distinction in clinical skills (and what he imagines to be a sigh of relief from a few handful of concerned administrators). He completed his residency in Family Medicine in rural Virginia in 2016, where he also co-founded a community-based farm to provide affordable, nutrient-dense, and chemical-free produce.
As an independent researcher, Dr. Ben has worked for founders of multi-billion dollar tech companies and “transpartisan” think tanks. He enjoys rigorously challenging status quo beliefs, and exploring generally controversial “3rd rail” topics, while staying grounded in practical applications and scalable solutions.
As a consultant he advises companies in consumer health, biotech, and digital health industries on product development, clinical strategy, research, ethics, and scientifically-based educational marketing.
His concierge practice provides personalized, predictive medicine and health optimization to highly successful executives, investors, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, athletes, and performance artists.