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Dan Hanfling

NCICP Speaker

Dan Hanfling, MD has joined the White House Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response as the Director of Private Sector Strategic Partnerships. He comes to this office from In-Q-Tel, the not-for-profit strategic investment firm supporting the US national security establishment, where he helped lead efforts focused on identifying emerging health and medical enabling technologies needed to support catastrophic health emergency response efforts.

He has contributed to a number of efforts in the field of operational medicine including two decades as a medical team manager for Fairfax County (Virginia) urban search and rescue, consultant to the NFL Player’s Association in its coordinated development with the NFL of a ‘return to play’ strategy during the COVID crisis, and 8 years as the co-chair of the (US) National Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness, where he also co-lead the work on the development of the ‘crisis standards of care’ framework for catastrophic health emergency response. 

Dr. Hanfling has recently stepped away from the practice of emergency medicine, ending a long tenure at Inova Fairfax Hospital, northern Virginia’s Level 1 Trauma Center, where he served as director of emergency preparedness, and was medical director of the helicopter EMS program. He was the founding medical director of the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance, one of the first healthcare coalitions in the country stood up after the 9-11 and anthrax attacks, and the model for the ASPR Healthcare Preparedness Program, which today funds nearly 400 healthcare coalitions across the country.

 He is a graduate of Duke University (A.B., Political Science) and Brown University (M.D.), and trained in emergency medicine at the George Washington/Georgetown postgraduate residency program.