Daniel Hashimoto is the Associate Director of Research at the Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his B.A. in Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience from Boston University. He earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. He also obtained an M.S. in Translational Research with a focus on technology and surgical education for which the majority of his research was conducted at the Imperial College London. He completed the Surgical Education Research Fellowship and the Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Fellowship at MGH and Harvard Medical School. He is the co-founder and former co-course director of the Harvard Surgical Program in Innovation (SPIN), which aims to educate surgeons on the innovation design process.

He is interested in surgical education, surgical simulation, surgical technology, and surgical robotics. His research has previously focused on investigating methods of improving the efficiency and quality of technical skills acquisition. He has published on using virtual and augmented reality to assist in the acquisition of surgical technical skills, curriculum development for surgical skills, and the utilization of wearable technology in the operating room. 

As a general surgery resident at MGH, he co-founded the MGH Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory (SAIIL) with Dr. Ozanan Meireles and is in collaboration with Professor Daniela Rus and Guy Rosman of MIT CSAIL. His research includes the use of artificial intelligence and computer vision in the operating room for surgical education and clinical decision support.

Dr. Hashimoto holds leadership positions in several national organizations. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Artificial Intelligence Task Force, the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Subcommittee on AI, and co-chair of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) AI Task Force. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He previously served on the Board of Governors of SAGES (2017-2019) and held an ex-officio position on the Board of Directors of the Association for Surgical Education (ASE) as the ASE resident representative to the AAMC Organization of Resident Representatives (2014-2016).