Dan Hanfling, MD

Dan Hanfling, MD is a consultant on emergency preparedness, response and crisis management. He is a Contributing Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and adjunct faculty at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. He currently serves as the Co-chair of the (US) National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, and is a Special Advisor within the Office of the Assistant Secretary (HHS) for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). He also holds operational responsibilities as a Medical Team Manager for the Fairfax County, Virginia based FEMA and USAID international urban search and rescue team (VATF-1, USA-1), and has responded to catastrophic disaster events across the globe, most recently to the Nepal earthquake in 2015 and the Caribbean islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

His areas of expertise include biodefense and mass casualty management, catastrophic disaster response planning with particular emphasis on scarce resource allocation, and the nexus between healthcare system planning and emergency management.

Dr. Hanfling received his undergraduate degree in political science from Duke University, including a General Course at the London School of Economics, and completed his medical degree at Brown University. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Brown University and his emergency medicine training at the combined George Washington and Georgetown University residency program. He has been Board Certified in Emergency Medicine since 1997 and continues to practice at Inova Fairfax Regional Trauma Center.