Dr. Daniel Gornel received his BA from Pomona College, and his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Harvard Medical Service of the Boston City Hospital and at the Boston Veteran's Administration Hospital. He subsequently had a fellowship in renal disease at the UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Gornel's military service included two years as Assistant Naval Attache at the United States Embassy, Djakarta, Indonesia. His extensive practice experience initially focused upon internal medicine and nephrology, including a position as medical director of a dialysis facility. More recently he has emphasized geriatrics, working at a non-profit clinic for seniors. He is certified in internal medicine and in geriatrics. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. His writings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.
In 1997, Dr. Gornel received the degree of Master of Public Health from UCLA, with emphasis on health services management. He has since been active as a consultant in senior health services to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. His activities currently also include service as an outside member on the Medical Advisory Board of AltaMed Senior BuenaCare Program in Los Angeles, and as consultant geriatrician to the Center for Healthy Aging in Santa Monica, California.