Daniel Fink, MD, MBA, FACP is a board-certified internist and medical management expert. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Fink completed his internal medicine training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and then received an MBA from the Wharton School. He has been on the faculty of three medical schools, and also worked in medical management for 35 years in medical groups, HMOs, and hospitals. Most recently, Dr. Fink was Medical Director, Case Management, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, where he is currently on the Emeritus Medical Staff.
Dr. Fink suffers from tinnitus and hyperacusis which developed after a one-time noise exposure in 2007. In 2015, he learned that the widely cited 85 decibel safe noise exposure level is not a safe noise exposure level for the public, but is derived from an occupational noise exposure level that doesn’t protect all exposed workers from hearing loss. He has presented papers on this and other topics at national and international noise meetings, several of which later appeared in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He also serves as an Expert Consultant to the World Health Organization on its Make Listening Safe Program, and as a subject matter expert on noise and the public for the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.