Daniel Hamed Daneshvar, MD, PhD

Chief of Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Vice President of Medical Staff
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mass General Research Institute
Clinical Affiliate
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Boston University 2016
PhD Boston University 2016
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; brain concussion; chronic traumatic encephalopathy; traumatic brain injury

Dr. Daneshvar serves as Chief of the Division of Brain Injury Rehabilitation where he conducts research on the long-term effects of moderate-severe traumatic brain injury, concussion, and subclinical traumatic brain injury, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Daneshvar has authored and co-authored over 70 scientific papers including in JAMA, Nature Communications, and Brain, and his work has been featured broadly including in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and ESPN. 

He also founded Team Up Against Concussions, the first scientifically validated concussion education program for kids, for which he received the 2016 Excellence in Public Health award from the United States Public Health Services. He is the Director of the Institute for Brain Research and Innovation at TeachAids, which created CrashCourse: a free, scientifically validated virtual reality and computer-based concussion education program, for which he received the 2021 Dean’s Community Service Award from Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Daneshvar received his S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and completed his M.D./Ph.D. at the Boston University CTE Center, where his research resulted in the first dissertation in history to study CTE. He completed residency at Stanford University before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School.