rodney daniels, md

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Adjunct Appointment, Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Daniels is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, who also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is a distinguished graduate of the Virginia Military Institute where he obtained a BS in both Mechanical Engineering and Biology before pursuing a medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY in 2008 and went on to complete his training as a fellow in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. During fellowship, Dr. Daniels began to bring his engineering experience to the forefront, working on a variety of projects including the development of bedside, point-of-care devices for evaluation of patient data. He then joined the faculty at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in Richmond, VA where he worked with VCURES (VCU Reanimation Engineering Sciences Center) as a co-leader for the critical care support division, but went on to become a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2013 in order to further develop his translational engineering research. His major research interest is the development of engineering applications and devices for use in critical care, and his current work is focused on the development of a point-of-care platform to measure blood redox potential and to correlate blood/tissue redox to oxygen debt, tissue injury and adequacy of resuscitation in critical illness and injury.