Daniel A. Handel, M.D., MPH

Daniel Aaron Handel M.D., MPH
  • Executive Medical Director
  • Chief Medical Officer, Medical University Hospital
Degree M.D., MPH
School The Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Oregon Health & Science University
Board Certification
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Emergency medicine
Accepts New Patients No


Dr. Dan Handel is the chief medical officer of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, division of emergency medicine. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing patient flow, case management, process improvement, and the medical directors throughout the hospital. Prior to his current position, he served as the vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. He also served at OHSU in various hospital leadership roles overseeing safety and patient flow.

Dr. Handel was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Northwestern University along with a master's in public health. In June 2014, he completed his healthcare MBA from OHSU, where he also serves on the faculty of the Division of Management teaching process improvement and value streams since 2010. He lectures nationally on process improvement and improving patient flow. He is board certified in emergency medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and practices clinically in the adult emergency department at MUSC.