In addition to his work as a physician, Dr. Daneshmand is the founder of Miracle Babies, a San Diego-based non-profit organization that supports families with newborns in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), and works to promote education on healthy pregnancies and fullterm birth. For his work with Miracle Babies, Dr. Daneshmand was recognized in CNN’s annual CNN Heroes segment. Miracle Babies is a muchneeded resource for families of premature or critically-ill newborns who face a long road to recovery – a journey that often includes uncertain outcomes and financial strain. The organization is supported by volunteers who offer their time and energy toward improving the lives of families during a time of need when emotional and financial assistance may not normally be available.
Dr. Daneshmand also works with the Kiva Learning Center, a long-term residential addiction treatment program focusing on mothers whose babies are born addicted, which he volunteers his time during the holiday season. Outside of his work and volunteerism, Dr. Daneshmand enjoys playing tennis, swimming, reading, and taking relaxing walks around San Diego. He has stated that his experience with the premature birth of his own daughter serves as a constant reminder that knowledgeable, experienced Perinatology services are deeply needed, and he is grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many families.