Dallas C. Hack, MD, Col. (Ret.)

From 2014 to 2015, Dr. Hack served as Senior Medical Advisor to the Principal Assistant, Research and Technology, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) where he coordinated leading edge research focused on new techniques and products to save the lives and reduce morbidity of troops injured in the line of duty.

From 2008 to 2014, he served as the Director of the US Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program and the Chair, Joint Program Committee 6 (Combat Casualty Care). One of his major responsibilities was overseeing a portfolio of more than 500 projects directed at traumatic brain injury (TBI). He also was a key author of the 2013 National Research Action Plan, where he developed a strategic action plan to solve the fundamental problems in TBI, initiating major efforts across the continuum of care. The NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance was established under his leadership as the largest-ever study of concussion that will comprehensively evaluate the natural history of concussion. He also co-developed the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC), which is the largest-ever study of the long-term effects of TBI.

Dr. Hack worked in several Army command surgeon capacities through 2005, when he was selected to serve as a slated Faculty Instructor at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA from 2005 to 2008. He has received numerous military awards including the Bronze Star, two Legions of Merit, and seven Meritorious Service Medals, and was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Military Order of Medical Merit. He was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by his alma mater, Loma Linda University, in May 2015. He also has an appointment as Visiting Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Hack completed his M.D. from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He worked in General Practice and Biomedical Engineering for nine years, serving as Vice President of Engineering for a number of biomedical companies. He then went into active duty, to accept a position in clinical research at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), and later completed a residency in General Preventive Medicine. He also holds a M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University, a M.S.S. from the US Army War College, and a C.P.E. from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM).