After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi, Dr. McDaniel attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he was a Peacock Teaching Scholar and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors. He stayed at UAB to perform his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and was selected as Chief Medical Resident and Instructor of Medicine. During that time, he also held the position of associate editor at WebMD Scientific American. He completed his fellowship at UAB in hematology/oncology in June 2006, and was named Outstanding Clinical Fellow and Outstanding Clinical Research Fellow.
Dr McDaniel has practiced medical oncology and hematology at the Montgomery Cancer Center since 2006 and is a member of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
Dr. McDaniel currently serves as the Committee Chairman and Cancer Liason Physician for the Montgomery Cancer Center's Commission on Cancer accreditation. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multi-disciplinary patient-centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality-of-life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
He also serves as a board member of the Alabama Cancer Congress (ACC). The ACC focuses on education, as well as advocacy, for oncology specialists in the state of Alabama.
Dr. McDaniel is an Associate Clinical Professor for the UAB School of Medicine, and lectures to UAB residents at the Montgomery campus. In addition, Dr. McDaniel serves as the Director of Baptist Health Cancer Conferences, a weekly conference aimed at providing a multi-disciplinary review of oncologic cases.
A member of First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Dr. McDaniel is married to his wife Ashley, and they have two children, Drew and Caroline. The McDaniels are active supporters of the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama, the American Cancer Society-Vintage Affair, and the Jimmy Hitchcock Award. Dr. McDaniel enjoys golf, fishing, reading and spending time with his family.