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Hanley, Daniel F. (US), MD

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Pediatrics CSMC, Baltimore, USA


Daniel F. Hanley is the Jeffrey Harriet Legum Professor of Acute Care Neurology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, USA. His expertise is in the area of acute brain disorders including: stroke, brain haemorrhage, coma and brain infections. This includes the emergency management, preoperative, postoperative and long-term care of severe brain disorders.

Dr Hanley’s specific areas include: basic physiology of circulatory regulation (particularly cerebral circulation), basic mechanisms of hypothalamic hormone regulation and release, and the investigation of normal and abnormal patterns of brain electrophysiologic response to injury. This experience applies directly to clinical pharmacology and clinical physiology in clinical trials involving traumatic, ischaemic, haemorrhagic and infectious disorders of the brain.

A graduate of Williams College and Cornell University Medical College, Dr Hanley’s board certification is in internal medicine as well as neurology and psychiatry. He is the founding director and led for 17 years a combined Neurosurgery and Neurology Critical Care Unit at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes. This unit became the regional centre of excellence and an internationally recognised academic/research model. He is also a professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and anesthesiology/critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. In addition, he is professor of nursing at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. He presently directs the Brain Injury Outcomes program at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Dr Hanley is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the American Physiologic Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has received the Alexander Humboldt Research Prize for accomplishments in Brain Injury Research. He founded the critical care neurology section of the journal Critical Care Medicine and is associate editor for this journal section.

Dr Hanley has received more than 20 basic research grants, predominantly from the National Institutes of Health. He has contributed to the scientific literature in the form of more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals such as Stroke, JAMA, Neurology, Neurosurgery, the New England Journal of Medicine, Cerebrovascular Diseases, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, and Critical Care Medicine.

  • Management of hemorrhagic stroke

  • Status of surgical treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage