Educated at Harvard College and Johns Hopkins Medical School, Darshak Sanghavi completed his clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston after working for several years as a pediatrician for the U.S. Indian Health Service in Navajo country. Currently, he is the chief of pediatric cardiology at UMass Medical School and an associate professor.
An innovative thinker and communicator about health issues, he has published many scientific papers on topics ranging from the molecular biology of cell death to tuberculosis transmission patterns in Peruvian slums, and speaks widely on medical issues. A frequent writer, television, and radio guest featured on many respected national venues, Sanghavi also serves on the advisory board of Parents magazine, is a member of the Lluminari expert network, is Slate's health care columnist, and was a visiting media fellow of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
His recent book, A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician’s Tour of the Body (Henry Holt), was an acclaimed bestseller that tells the stories of children's developing bodies.