Dr. Geoffrey Ling




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Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Sun-Q, LLC

Dr. Geoffrey Ling

Dr. Geoffrey Ling is a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, attending neuro critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, acting Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and CEO of Sun-Q, a biotechnology consulting firm.


Dr. Ling was the Founding Director of the Biological Technologies Office at DARPA and served as the Assistant Director for Medical Innovation in President Obama’s White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy.


Dr. Ling is a retired U.S. Army colonel having served 21 years on active duty. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 and Iraq in 2005 and had four in-theater missions between 2009-2011 for the Joint Chiefs of Staff to assess TBI care in the combat theater. The 10th Combat Support Hospital named him their first “Physician of the Month.” He consulted with Congresswoman Gabby Gifford’s trauma team following her tragic attack.


Dr. Ling received a BA in Biology and History from Washington University in St. Louis, his medical degree from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in neuropharmacology from Cornell University. He is board certified in both neurology and neuro critical care.


Dr. Ling has published 200+ peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He was a contributing author or editor of the Guidelines for the Field Management of Combat Related Head Trauma, the VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for Mild TBI and Concussion, and the chapter on TBI and spinal cord injury in Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine.