Recognizing Dr. Daniel Harrington

Floor Speech

Date: Sept. 29, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CLINE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize Dr. Daniel Harrington, the vice dean of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia, who is set to retire at the end of this month after more than 14 years of service.

From humble beginnings, Dr. Harrington attended West Virginia University for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He then took a residency at the University of Virginia, and it was there that he learned about Carilion's nascent psychiatry residency program, which would give him a chance to develop something that was all his own.

Dr. Harrington took that opportunity in 1990, and he and his family moved to Roanoke.

In 2006, former Carilion CEO Ed Murphy approached Dr. Harrington with the idea of partnering with Virginia Tech and starting a medical school.

Dr. Harrington began traveling the country with then-Virginia Tech President Charles Steger and operated a public-private academic partnership to make the dream a reality.

Ever since, the school has been led on multiple fronts by the strong leadership of Dr. Harrington.

Mr. Speaker, I wish Dr. Harrington and his wife, Gil, best wishes for a well-deserved retirement.