Daniel Buckland

Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Daniel  Buckland Profile Photo
Daniel Buckland Profile Photo


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.


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


  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor in Surgery
  • Assistant Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engingeering and Materials Science

Courses Taught

  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • HOUSECS 59: House Course