Dr. Darin Portnoy



Darin A. Portnoy, MD, MPH is an associate professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and a professor with the family medicine residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He has a career-long commitment to medical humanitarian aid. He’s served as vice president of the International Board of Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF) and is the past president of Doctors without Borders USA.

Dr. Portnoy joined MSF in 1997 as a field doctor and field coordinator for tuberculosis programs in Uzbekistan. He’s run cholera programs in El Salvador and coordinated emergency health care for Chechen refugees. His humanitarian work has taken him throughout Africa, including in South Sudan, Darfur, Nigeria, Liberia and Ethiopia.

He serves on the board of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and is on a committee for Human Rights Watch. His earlier career took him to clinics and hospitals in rural Colorado and Navajo Indian reservations.

Dr. Portnoy received his MD and MPH from Tulane University. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine.