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Darin A. Portnoy

Medical Advisory Board Member

Darin A. Portnoy, MD, MPH is internationally known for his career-long commitment to medical humanitarian aid, and remains deeply interested in health and infectious disease issues affecting refugees and displaced people in crisis. He currently practices in Bronx, NY, while serving as an associate professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and a professor with the family medicine residency program at Montefiore Medical Center.


Dr. Portnoy’s early career took him to clinics and hospitals in rural Colorado and on Navajo Indian reservations in New Mexico. He joined MSF/Doctors Without Borders in 1997 as a field doctor and field coordinator for tuberculosis programs in Uzbekistan. Over the course of the next 10+ years, he ran cholera programs in El Salvador, coordinated emergency health care for Chechen refugees and worked throughout Africa—including multiple projects in South Sudan and Darfur. In 2014, he was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek for responding to the ebola crisis in Liberia.


Since 2011, Dr. Portnoy has been a member of MSF-USA’s board of advisors. He also presently serves on the board of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and on a committee for Human Rights Watch.

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