Dr. Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D., is the Deputy Director of the Defense Sciences Office.
Dr. Ling came to DARPA from a tenure as professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He received his doctorate in pharmacology from Cornell University's Graduate School of Medical Sciences and his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his neurology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, conducted further studies under a neuropharmacology research fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and completed a neuro intensive care fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition to his DARPA programs, he serves as an attending neuro critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He served as a U.S. Army Medical Corps officer for 27 years, including combat tours to Afghanistan (2003) and Iraq (2005) and four visits to theater inspecting treatment of brain injury on behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired from the Army in 2012 at the rank of Colonel.
He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews and book chapters. He is a member of the American Neurological Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurocritical Care Society and the Society for Neuroscience, “A” designated in his medical specialty and a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Dr. Ling's research focuses on diagnosing and developing therapeutic responses for brain and spinal cord injury.
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