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Dr. Darshak Sanghavi

Darshak Sanghavi, M.D., is well-known authority on children’s health issues.  His key interest is offering realistic, research-based medical guidance to parents and families.Educated at Harvard College and Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Sanghavi completed his pediatrics residency and cardiology 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 the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He has published numerous 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 to lay and medical audiences.A frequent medical writer for the Boston Globe, Slate, and the New York Times and guest on NBC’s Today and NPR’s All Things Considered, Dr. Sanghavi also serves on the advisory board of Parents magazine and was a visiting media fellow of the Kaiser Family Foundation. His book, A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician’s Tour of the Body (Henry Holt), was a widely acclaimed bestseller that tells the stories of children's developing bodies, and recently was named a best health book of the year by the Wall Street Journal.