Daniel L. Herr, MD

  • Associate Professor of Shock Trauma Center

Daniel L. Herr, MD


  • Critical Care Medicine

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About Daniel L. Herr, MD

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Daniel L. Herr, MD, MS, FCCM
Chief Surgical Critical Care Services
Medical Director Cardiac Surgery ICU
Clinical Expertise:

  • ICU Management of post-operative heart surgery patient including eCPR, mechanical heart assist devices
  • ICU management of acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress system (ARDS) including expertise in the use of ECMO for respiratory support
  • ICU management of neurologically injured patient, with expertise in the use of hyperthermia treatment
  • ICU management of the severely infected patient (sepsis)
  • ICU management of acute renal injury
Practice Focus:
Caring for the critically ill ICU patient with special emphasis on the severely injured cardiac and respiratory using extracorporeal devices (ECMO)
  • MD, St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada, WI.
  • MS, Pharmacology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • BS, Biology and American Studies, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.
  • PGY1  Internal Medicine Einstein University, NY Bronx Lebanon Hospital 1981
  • PGY2- and Chief York Hospital York, Pa. 1982-1984
  • 1984 Critical Care Trauma Fellowship, Maryland Shock Trauma, University of Maryland
  • 1985 Critical Care, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Cornell University
  • Associate professor University of Maryland 2009 - present
  • 2006-2014 SCCM representative to the AMA Physician Committee on Performance Improvement
  • 2006-2010 Society Critical Care Guidelines Committee on Sedation and analgesia
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2006 to 2009
  • Assistant Clinical Professor Medicine George-Washington University School of Medicine, 2000-2004
  • 2002-2005 Assistant Vice-President for Scientific Affairs for the Baltimore division of Medstar Research Institute
  • Former Medical Director, MedStar Trauma Unit Washington Hospital Center
  • Former Member, Board of Directors Medstar Research Institute
Credentialed areas:
  • 2008 Certified Neuro-critical care Council for Neurological subspecialties
  • 1996 Fellow Critical Care Medicine American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • 1988 1999 2009 Subspecialty Boards Critical Care Medicine American Board Internal Medicine
  • 1987 Diplomat Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • Medical Licensure: License in DC and Maryland
Honors, Awards, and Society Memberships:
  • 2011-2012 Critical Care Attending of the Year Award
  • 2011 Nursing Physician Colleague Award
  • 2013 Rehabilitation Physician Partner Award
  • Presidential Citation 2001,2002, 2008, 2009, 2010 Society Critical Care Medicine
  • Belmont Award for research integrity 2006, MedStar Research Institute
  • Organ Donation Medal of Honor 2006- 2007 US Department Health and Human Services
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Neurocritical Care Society
Additional Research Training, & Positions:
  • Involved in various aspects of clinical research since 1987
  • Research published in peer-reviewed journals including JAMA, Critical Care Medicine
  • Medical Director of surgical ICUs Washington Hospital Center 1990 - 2009
  • Director of Critical Care Research for Medstar Research Institute 1991-2006
  • Member of the MedStar Institutional Review Board 1993-2003
  • Member of the Hospital Research Committee for Washington Hospital Center 1994 - 2006
  • Completed over 20 projects in the areas of sepsis, ARDS, neurocritical care, nutrition, renal replacement therapy and antibiotics
  • Experience as  a  Principal Investigator on several multi-institutional projects and a sub-PI on NIH grants

Gender: Male

Language(s): English


  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.


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