Brian Hainline, MD

NCAA Chief Medical Officer & Sport Science Institute Senior Vice President

    Brian Hainline, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As the NCAA’s first Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hainline oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes; and to foster life-long physical and mental development. The NCAA Sport Science Institute works collaboratively with member schools and centers of excellence across the United States and works in partnership with the Department of Defense for the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance – the largest and most comprehensive concussion study in history.

    For over 30 years, Dr. Hainline has been actively involved in sports medicine, including serving as Chief Medical Officer of the US Open Tennis Championships and the United States Tennis Association. He is co-author of Drugs and the Athlete and played a pivotal role in the rollout of drug testing and education worldwide. Dr. Hainline is co-editor of the recently published medical book Sports Neurology, which provides an in-depth, academic overview of concussion and repetitive head impact exposure as well as the interplay of the nervous system and sport. He served as co-chair of two International Olympic Committee consensus meetings: 1) pain management in elite athletes; and 2) mental health in elite athletes, both of which led to consensus and sub-specialty publications. Dr. Hainline is Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine.