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Darshak Sanghavi, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President of Translation, OptumLabs

Darshak Sanghavi, MD, is an award-winning medical educator. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Translation at OptumLabs. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Preventive and Population Health at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he oversaw the development of pilot programs aimed at improving the nation’s health care costs and quality.

Professional highlights include:

  • His best-seller, A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician’s Tour of the Body, named a best health book of the year by the Wall Street Journal
  • Appearances and contributions to NBC’s Today, NPR’s All Things Considered, Parents magazine, New York Times, Slate, Boston Globe, and Washington Post
  • Sanghavi is an associate professor of pediatrics and the former chief of pediatric cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Former Richard Merkin fellow

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