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James F. Hanley, MD

Dr. James Hanley received his undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Rhode Island and received his MD at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. He completed his medical internship and internal medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He also served as chief resident during this time. Dr. Hanley is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Dr. Hanley served in the military as an internist and held positions as Chief of the Department of Medicine in Landstuhl, West Germany and assistant chief and Chief of Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center in Houston. He then served as Chief of Medicine and program director of internal medicine residency from 1992-1996 at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver. He joined the University of North Dakota as associate program director of internal medicine residency in 1996, became program director in June 1997 and department chair (in addition to program director) in June 1998. He also served as staff physician at MeritCare Health System.

During his career, he had clinical appointments at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Colorado Health Sciences in Denver, the Augsburg PA program in Minneapolis, and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

He received awards as Teacher of the Year at Brooke and Fitzsimmons, and Professor of the Year at University of North Dakota. He was indicted into Alpha Omega Alpha in 1998 and received the American College of Physicians Army Chapter Laureate Award in 1997. He is a Member of the ACP-ASIM, the American Geriatric Society, AOA, APM, and APDIM. He has served on numerous hospital and university committees over the years. He has also been a reviewer and poster judge at ACP-ASIM annual chapter meetings in 2000 and 2001. He also received the Army Commendation Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal and Legion of Merit.

Dr. Hanley's contributions to the internal medicine residency and the Department of Medicine at the University of North Dakota have been appreciated by all of us. He is responsible for greatly improving the program and re-establishing it as a strong successful program. Without his commitment and leadership we would not today have a flourishing residency and a recent successful review by RRC.

Dr. Hanley has been a strong advocate of the residency and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of North Dakota. We have all enjoyed working with him, and residents and staff alike have learned a great deal from him. He has been an inspiration and mentor to many.

Contact Information

Julie A Blehm, MD FACP
ACP Governor
North Dakota Chapter

Pam Heisler
North Dakota Chapter Staff
Phone: 701-780-6129
Email: pheisler@altru.org