Dr. Dan Pronk


Dr Dan Pronk studied medicine on an army scholarship and quickly moved into special operations after successful completion of the Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment selection course. Dan deployed on multiple occasions with the army and was awarded the Commendation for Distinguished Service for his leadership in action on his second of four tours of Afghanistan. Following discharge, Dan completed a Master of Business Administration and held roles as a ship’s doctor, a mine site doctor, the deputy medical superintendent of a regional hospital, the Medical Director of a State Prison Health Service, and the on-set doctor for the TV show SAS Australia. He currently works in the Emergency Department of a regional hospital and frequently speaks to groups about resilience, through his company The Resilience Shield, which he founded with two fellow SAS veterans. He lives in Adelaide and is married with three school-aged boys.

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