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Daniel Buckland

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
DUMC Box 3096, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
2301 Erwin Road, DUMC Box 3096, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Buckland is an Attending Physician at Duke University Hospital Emergency Department. He is the Director of the Duke Acute Care Technology Lab where he leads research in developing technology for the diagnosis and treatment of acute disease in data science and robotics projects by managing collaborative research projects between clinicians and engineers. His work at involves studying how advancements in autonomy impact safety critical systems, including the healthcare system. As part of his focus on autonomy, he is the Medical Director of the the Laboratory for Transformational Administration (LTA) an Operational Data Science group in the Duke Department of Surgery.
In addition, Dr. Buckland is the Deputy Chair of the Human System Risk Board of the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement with NASA, where he determines the human system risk of spaceflight and how standards, countermeasures, and mission design can mitigate risk.

Office Hours

For patient or clinical care related questions please call the Duke Emergency Department at: 919-684-2413

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine · 2021 - Present Emergency Medicine, Clinical Science Departments
Assistant Professor in Surgery · 2024 - Present Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Surgery

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard Medical School · 2014 M.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2011 Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2006 M.S.