Dr. Daniel Lammertse was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011. Prior to this, Dan served as a member of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Scientific Review Boards from 2005-2011.
For 35 years, Dan practiced Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO until retiring in 2016. During his tenure at Craig, he served as the hospital’s Medical Director (1984-2008) and Medical Director of Research (2008-2016). Dan was also the co-project director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System and served as Chair of the NIDRR SCI Model Systems Project Directors Committee from 2000-2006. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine and is a member of the Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor (SCOPE) steering committee. Dan also has an appointment as Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
Dan has authored numerous chapters and scientific articles on topics in spinal cord injury and is internationally recognized as an expert in spinal cord injury medicine and rehabilitation. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Spinal Injury Association from 1991-2003 and was President of the Association from 2001-2003. He also served on the American Paraplegia Society Board of Directors from 2003-2005.
Dan received his medical degree and specialty training in rehabilitation medicine at The Ohio State University. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a sub-specialty certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.