Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt leads the Family Health Division, comprised of the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning and Nutrition Strategic Project Teams. He joined the Global Health Program at the foundation as Senior Program Officer, Newborn Health in February of 2008 and became Team Lead for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) and Interim Deputy Director of Integrated Health Solution Development in October 2008. He is also an active member of the Global Health India Team.
Darmstadt was formerly Associate Professor and Founding Director of the International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has trained in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, in Dermatology at Stanford University, and in Pediatric Infectious Disease as a fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine. Dr. Darmstadt left the University of Washington to serve as Senior Research Advisor for the Saving Newborn Lives program of Save the Children-US, a Gates Foundation funded program, where he led the development and implementation of the global research strategy for newborn health and survival, before joining Johns Hopkins.