Naakesh Dewan, M.D.
Vice President, Florida Blue
Local Board Member, Tampa Bay
Dr. Naakesh Dewan is a nationally known physician leader and sports psychiatrist. He has worked with amateur, collegiate, and professional athletes over the past 25 years. He is known for “helping athletes win the mind game”. He has developed sports meditation soundtracks for golf and tennis and Internet-based sports mental skills improvement tools. He also designed and conducted a neurofunctional MRI study on Golfers and Anxiety and has developed a sports mind survey for measuring resilience and focus in competitive athletes.
Dr. Dewan is currently the Vice President for Behavioral Health at Florida Blue. Dr. Dewan was formerly the Medical Director for Behavioral Health for the BayCare Health System and his clinical work was primarily with professional athletes and national sports organizations. He is a former collegiate tennis player and scholar-athlete, and previously coached men’s and women’s tennis at the NCAA Division I level.