NCAA Chief Medical Officer

Brian Hainline, M.D., is the first chief medical officer of the NCAA and oversees the SSI.

For more than 25 years, Brian has been actively involved in sports medicine.  He co-authored Drugs and the Athlete, and played a pivotal role in the development of drug testing and education protocols worldwide.  He has served on the New York State Athletic Commission, the United States Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Committee and was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Neurology Sports Neurology Section, where he serves as vice chair.

Brian been instrumental in the development of health and safety standards in tennis, both nationally and internationally.  He was chief medical officer of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships for 16 years, and then served as chief medical officer of the United States Tennis Association before moving to the NCAA.  He is chair of the International Tennis Federation Sport Science and Medicine Commission, and oversaw the rollout of international wheelchair tennis competition, for which he wrote the rules of eligibility for both para- and quad-tennis.

Brian is clinical professor of neurology at both the New York University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine, and an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University School of Public Health.