Daniel R. Spogen, M.D., FAAFP


Daniel Spogen, MD, FAAFP, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which represents 115,900 physicians and medical students nationwide.

As an AAFP board member, Spogen advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.

Spogen has been a practicing family physician for more than 30 years. He currently serves as a professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, where he also serves as a faculty professor and director of medical education. Spogen was in private practice in Reno from 1984 to 2005. Prior to that, he served as acting program director of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to his academic duties, Spogen continues work as a practicing family physician.

A member of the AAFP since 1983, Spogen has served on and chaired numerous committees and commissions, including the Commission on Education, the Commission on Continuing Physician Development and the Subcommittee on Scientific Programming.

A member of the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians since 1983, Spogen has held several positions on its board of directors, including a term as president.

Spogen has also received many awards, including the Nevada AFP Family Physician of the Year award in 1996 and 2010. In 2004, he received the AAFP Exemplary Teaching Award for Volunteer Faculty. He earned the Truckee Meadows Award for Excellence in Teaching Healthcare Delivery, and in 2013, he won the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Outstanding Full-Time Professor in Clinical Sciences award. He also won the 2013 Leonard Tow Humanism Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Spogen earned his undergraduate degree in biophysics from Occidental College, Los Angeles. He earned a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and medical degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and completed his family medicine residency at Glendale Adventist Family Medicine Residency in Glendale, Calif. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.