Well known for creating an exciting learning experience, Dr. Diamond engages the mind of the learner leaving participants with practical concepts they will never forget. Dr. Diamond founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team. He led one of the first medical teams into Haiti following their devastating earthquake, and most recently, deployed to the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center. He has been interviewed on CNN, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper.
He is a member of the National Speakers Association and served as President of NSA Northwest from 2011-2012. As an experienced family physician and an award-winning educator, Dr. Diamond delivers practical information with creativity and skill. Participants experience learning through a variety of effective strategies that foster rapid mastery of new information. After earning his medical degree from University of Washington, Dr. Diamond completed his residency in Family Medicine in Milwaukee, WI. The American Academy of Family Physicians awarded Dr. Diamond the degree of Fellow and he is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Physicians. He previously served as a member of the Editorial Board for the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Dr. Diamond is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. He was previously an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine for 33 years. In 2010, the American Red Cross gave him the “Real Hero” award and he also received the Washington State Governor’s Award of Excellence for his work in Haiti. In 2014, Dr. Diamond received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama and he also received the Quality of Care Lifetime Achievement Award, Healthcare Heroes. The Diamond family is big on traditions, humor and love.