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Daniel W. Hankley, M.D.
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Back, Interventional Physiatry, Neck, Spine

Dr. Daniel W. Hankley graduated from the University of Memphis and received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis, TN. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University Medical School and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, in Chicago, IL. He went on to complete a fellowship in interventional spine & pain management with the Georgia Pain Physicians in Marietta, GA. Dr. Hankley is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is fellowship-trained in spinal injection procedures. He specializes in the non-operative management of neck and back pain, interventional pain management, and electrodiagnostic studies.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Microbiology: University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, Magna Cum Laude
  • Doctor of Medicine With High Honors: University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Internal Medicine Internship: Northwestern University Medical School, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency: Northwestern University Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Interventional Spine and Pain Management Fellowship: Georgia Pain Physicians, Marietta, Georgia

Certification & Licensure

  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Advanced Cardiac Life Support / Basic Life Support
  • Licensure: State of North Carolina Medical Board

Professional Memberships

  • The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation
  • North American Spine Society
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • American Medical Association


  • Windsor, R., Hankley, D., Cone, A. The Cervical Facet Syndrome. Sports Medicine, E Medicine World Medical Library, September, 2000
  • Daly, K., Nguyen, P., Hankley, d., Zhang, W., Woodland, D., and Blackman, M. "Contribution of the TCR alpha-chain to the Differential Recognition of Bacterial and Retroviral Superantigens." The Journal of Immunology 155: 27-34, 1995.

Honors & Awards

  • Residency Lazzara Family Foundation Resident, 1999 (in recognition of commitment to education, persistence, and strong work ethic)
  • Medical School Graduate with High Honors
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1995
  • Undergraduate Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1991
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1990
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1990
  • Liberal Arts Honor Society, 1990
  • Chi Beta Phi Science Honor Society, 1989
  • Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, 1989
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, 1989

Hospital Privileges 

  • Mission Hospitals Health System
  • Park Ridge Hospital
“Dr. Hankley was cordial, professional, confident, inspiring, and helpful.”
– Michael M.
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