COL Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D. is a Program Manager for DARPA's Defense Science Office. He previously served as
professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Neurology and Director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine at
the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).
Dr. Ling earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, in 1977, his Ph.D. in
Pharmacology at Cornell University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY in 1982, and his Medical
Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC in 1989. Following a medical internship and
residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, he completed fellowships in Neuroscience Critical Care
at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and in Neuropharmacology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in
New York. Since 1985 Dr. Ling has been a member of the military, rising to the ranks of Colonel, Medical Corps. He
has served as a medical officer in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
His research interests include brain and spinal cord injury, particularly that which is relevant to the military.
His work studied diagnostic and therapeutic responses as well as elucidation of the basic mechanisms of penetrating
injury. He has numerous publications in scientific literature reflecting these interests.
In addition to his DARPA programs, he serves on the critical care staff at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Johns
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