Dr. Brian Hainline

Brian Hainline, MD , serves as chief medical officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). There, 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 with member institutions throughout the United States. He’s been involved in sports medicine for more than 30 years, including serving as chief medical officer of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the United States Tennis Association.

Dr. Hainline is co-author of Drugs and the Athlete, and played a pivotal role in the rollout of athlete drug testing and education worldwide. He is currently vice chair of the American Academy of Neurology’s sports neurology section and clinical professor of neurology at both New York University and Indiana University. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago.