Dani Hackner, MD

Associate Chair, Department of Medicine; Director, Transitional Critical Care Services


Dani Hackner, MD is Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine and Director of Transitional Critical Care Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Hackner is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

With a background in applied health services, critical care and patient flow management, Dr. Hackner is focused on performance improvement. At Cedars-Sinai, he helped develop the Transitional Critical Care Service, which facilitates admissions and movement through intensive care units and monitored areas. Under his leadership, the Transitional Critical Care Service has developed Medical Center standards for critical care patient flow and standardized approaches to cardiac monitoring outside the intensive care unit. For their efforts, Dr. Hackner and the Transitional Critical Care Service team earned a Friends of Nursing Award.

Dr. Hackner has published studies on efficiencies of hospitalist groups and emerging trends in guidelines and compliance. In addition to his clinical commitment as a practicing medical intensivist, he serves on the Critical Care and the Quality Improvement Committees and co-chairs the CPR/Code Blue Committee. His current projects include nutrition in the intensive care setting, monitoring of apnea patients and sedation policies.

Dr. Hackner received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from Stanford University. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as a clinical critical care fellowship with an applied health service research component.