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Daniel F. Hanley


hanleydanielDr. DANIEL F. HANLEY is Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Neurosurgery and Nursing at The Johns Hopkins University, and is Director of the Division of Brain Injury Outcomes.

He is the founding director of the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at The Johns Hospital, establishing one of the first such units in the country. Dr. Hanley also helped create the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training Program, funded by the Eleanor Naylor Dana Trust, which established Johns Hopkins as the premiere training program in neurological critical care. Many of the Dana Fellows are now leaders of NCCU programs around the U.S. Dr. Hanley continues to consult on the development of other neurological intensive care units around the world.

The application of emergency treatment principles to brain injuries has been the common theme of Dr. Hanley’s research activities over the past 25 years. In addition, Dr. Hanley has organized an international, multidisciplinary research consortium for the study of therapies of brain injuries. His research interests have encompassed the acute care of the neurologically impaired patient, mechanisms of cerebrovascular regulation, mechanisms of brain injury and recovery, cerebral hemorrhage and stroke prevention. Dr. Hanley is a recognized leader in multi-center trials associated with brain image management, neurodeterioration, and data and safety monitoring.

Dr. Hanley received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his Medicine internship and residency at The New York Hospital and a Kettering Research Fellowship at The Sloan-Kettering Institute prior to coming to Johns Hopkins for his residency in Neurology and research fellowships in the Departments of Neurology and Anesthesia. Dr. Hanley has published more than 150 articles in leading publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Neuroscience, Neurocritical Care and Stroke. Dr. Hanley has also authored five texts, numerous book chapters, and is a member of NMT Medical, Inc. and NSA, Inc.