- Reviewed Speakers
- Medical, Health, and Wellness
- Dr. Andrew Doan, MD, PhD (Speaker & Author)
Dr. Andrew Doan, MD, PhD (Speaker & Author)
Dr. Andrew Doan, MD, PhD earned his medical degree and a doctoral degree in neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. He is author of Hooked on Games. As a speaker, he has spoken about medicine, Internet marketing, social media, video game addiction, the importance of the mind, body, & spirit, and how to harness one's full potential in the digital age. Dr. Doan is a recognized expert in technology and video game addiction. With a doctoral degree in neuroscience, his background in molecular neuroscience adds in depth knowledge into the areas of Internet Addiction, Video Game Addiction, and Technology Addiction.
Dr. Andrew Doan is a doctor, doctor, i.e. M.D. and Ph.D., meaning that he is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) medical scientist doctors. Every year the NIH provides funding for the training of medical scientists, M.D./Ph.D.'s. These medical scientists comprise of about 200 students every year out of 16,000 medical students. They get paid to go through this eight year program to teach and do research. The goal is to create medical scientists and educators to teach and do research in medical schools and public settings. These medical scientists pick a clinical discipline as well as a basic science discipline. Dr. Doan chose ophthalmology as a clinical discipline which compliments well with his interest in neuroscience. He got his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins, the premier neuroscience training program in the world. He has had over 10 years of experience doing research on learning, memory, and brain development.
The neurosensory retina in the eyes connect with the brain through approximately 2.4 million nerve fibers, making the eyes an extension of the brain. With Dr. Doan's clinical knowledge in visual systems and his research training in neuroscience, his expertise is unique and rare. He is able to speak with medical and scientific authority on brain development, the visual system, and how gaming works through the visual system to reprogram the brain via neuronal plasticity.
Dr. Doan, with Melanie Hempe RN and Julie Doan RN, founded Real Battle Ministries.
Dr. Doan's book on Video Game Addiction, Hooked on Games: The Lure and Cost of Video Game and Internet Addiction, is available on Amazon.com
***Reviewers were given a free download of Dr. Doan’s book, “Hooked on Games”.***
The information presented was eye opening. It answered tons of questions regarding the attitudes and behaviors of our children. I'm excited to incorporate this information into our lives.
I loved their raw honesty. They weren't afraid to tackle hard topics and be honest about the sincerity of the ramifications of our digital media use. Thank you. I'm ready to try limiting our family's digital media use and reliance. I'm interested to see if/how it helps my ADHD child.
As an adult, I really liked it. But when kids are there, it was above their understanding level.
This presentation really touched my heart. Very professional and very sincere and genuine. So grateful for their time. Glory be to GOD!
Thank you for being at Koza! This was much needed. :)
Thank you so much for your advice on digital media. I too have coined the phrase "mean mommy" approach at times, and I'm deeply encouraged to stay the course through hearing your testimony. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for your research, testimonies, and ministry! Thanks for giving GOD the glory!
Your seminar has great information. I am encouraged to implement it into my home.
Such a great presentation! Will be using many of the tools and felt it was full of so much useful information I was honestly touched. Thank you!
Thank you. This was very informative. :)
My children are ages 2, 4 and 6 and I know they watch TV or use the iPad longer than they should. My husband and I plan to make rules and about media use and be more engaged parents. Thank you for your spiritual spin and content - very inspirational. I'd like to contact Julie as she is a Christian life coach.
Very interesting, compelling information that is useful for families in this age.
Thank you very much for your presentation!
It was very helpful for myself and my three older children - 11, 14, and 15.
Very helpful and communicated in a way my 9 year old understood. He truly enjoyed it. It's an answered prayer. Digital media has truly been a distraction in our home. Thank you for the great message and information. Love your story and what you're doing. God bless.
Very clear and direct to the point. Cut right to the chase. Topic was on point and exceptionally relevant for the 21st Century. Delivered a very hopeful message with a way for parents and everybody to get a handle on screen time. I loved the Biblical approach to bearing fruit, especially Galatians 5 and 6.
Thank you for your honesty and for advocating a high standard not because it was easy but because it is the best for the child. It also shows that most parent to easily depend on media to parent or babysit their kids. We know that God has better plans for families. Thank you!
This presentation was eye-opening. The analogy with amblyopia is so enlightening as a pediatrician and a parent we are responsible to educate our parents, patients, teachers of this destructive force and current problem. This was extremely educational.
Great presentation! I have a 14 year old son I continue to struggle with, and everything was so on the Mark, as a school noise I ran into children who need to rest because they are tired from playing video games before school. I would love a copy of your book.
I concur with your assessment. Too much digital media use is bad. Your lecture shows to me that there are positive applications for digital media use. I need to apply these findings to my children, who are addicted, and patient to improve the quality of Healthcare. Excellent content. Keep up the good work. Concentrate more on treatment modalities, in the future.
I believe there is an increase in convergent strabismus because of excessive time on phones and tablets in adults.
Great talk. Fascinating.
Great talk, really interesting and very well delivered. Great relevance for ophthalmology, but things we know nothing about.
The speech was well organized and supported by excellent infographics. I particularly enjoyed learning about the neurobiology behind the addiction cycle. It would be helpful to add some more discrete examples of how video game addiction relates directly to ophthalmology.
Excellent! Thank you!
Dynamic Speaker. Great poignant analogies that will help with patient and family conversation.
Will emphasize importance of limiting screen time as good data was well presented and also discussed gaming.
Thank you for opening our eyes to this issue. I like how you framed the digital use as a drug. Please send me a copy of your book (PDF).
Personal experience was valuable. Thank you Nick for your sharing. Presentation could be longer. Good to have question and answer.
Very interesting. Very useful for general pediatrician.
Very educational and enlightening .
Excellent speaker! Great conference.
Loved the bear video. Great enthusiasm.
Very interesting talk! Thank you!
I worry that VR pre-op as far stress will reduce resilience in kids.
Extremely engaging speaker. I enjoyed the content and the way it was presented.
Very engaging speaker interesting presentation and unique from typical scientific lectures.
Dynamic speaker. Good pace to presentation. Some slides very busy (i.e Hprtaxis)- could be simplified for improved effect interesting and important topic.
Great talk Andy- Really interesting.
You say “Does that make sense” a lot.
I was interested in your case studies references- more detail on them would be cool.