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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 also the Director of the Duke Acute Care Technology Lab (DACTL) where he leads research in developing technology for the diagnosis and treatment of acute disease in data science and robotics projects. Dr Buckland oversees several PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate engineer researchers as their primary advisor, as well as manages collaborative research projects between clinicians and engineering students. His work at DACTL also involves studying how advancements in technology affect the healthcare system. 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 the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engingeering and Materials Science · 2023 - Present Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering

Education, Training & Certifications

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