Daniel W. Hankley, MD
Daniel W. Hankley, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physiatry

Board Certified in Inverventional Spine & Pain Management

Blue Ridge Region

South Asheville

Dr. Hankley earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He completed his medical degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine where he graduated with high honors. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and he is also fellowship-trained in spinal injection procedures. In addition, he is a member of several professional organizations including: the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the International Spine Intervention Society.

He has extensive expertise in the non-operative management of neck and back pain, interventional pain management, and electrodiagnostic studies.


  • Undergraduate: University of Memphis
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Internship: Northwestern University Medical School, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency: Northwestern University Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fellowship: Georgia Pain Physicians, Marietta, Georgia


  • Residency Lazzara Family Foundation Resident, 1999, (in recognition of commitment to education, persistence, and strong work ethic)
  • Medical School Graduate with High Honors
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1995
  • Undergraduate Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1991
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1990
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1990
  • Liberal Arts Honor Society, 1990
  • Chi Beta Phi Science Honor Society, 1989
  • Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, 1989
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, 1989


  • The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • International Spine Intervention Society
What is a Physiatrist? What Do They Do for Low Back Pain?

What is a Physiatrist? What Do They Do for Low Back Pain?

Blue Ridge Region

Physiatrists Use Non-surgical Methods to Alleviate Acute Low Back Pain A physiatrist is a physician with specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The goal of this specialty is to help people with various musculoskeletal conditions that cause acute and chronic pain. The focus is to decrease their pain and increase their functional status by...

Dr. Hankley helped me be totally at ease during these injections that I had. I had really dreaded having the epidural, but thanks to the good doc, it was a piece of cake. The other two steroid shots that I had was nothing like I was expecting, which was good.

Janince H


I could not live without Dr. Hankley. He has taken care of my orthopedic situations with kindness, understanding & thorough knowledge for many years. I get a lot of epidural injections as well, and he is an expert in this treatment. His nurse, Loretta, is also a jewel.

Vera W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.