Dr. Sanghavi is the Merkin Fellow and Managing Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, where he directs a portfolio of health care reform efforts. He is the recent chief of pediatric cardiology at UMass Medical School and an associate professor of pediatrics. 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.
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 national venues, and advised federal and state health agencies.
His 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.