Vice President, Global Health Systems Innovation
Dan Schwarz, MD, is Vice President, Global Health Systems Innovation, which is the team at MSH responsible for the organization’s global and strategic expertise. Dr. Schwarz is a physician leader with over fifteen years’ experience in building organizations and leading teams to strengthen health care delivery. Dr. Schwarz’s work has focused on supporting public sector government health systems to improve their primary and referral level health care, specifically for the most marginalized and vulnerable communities.
Prior to joining MSH, Dr. Schwarz was the Director of Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he led the team’s work globally, including as a founding partner of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative. Previously, Dr. Schwarz was the founding Executive Director, and, subsequently, the Chief Medical Officer for Possible. In this role, he helped to build and lead an innovative public private partnership for healthcare delivery in Nepal. Over eleven years, Dr. Schwarz helped grow Possible’s team and expand services to more than 500,000 people in some of the most remote and underserved districts of the country. Before his work in Nepal, Dr. Schwarz worked for Partners In Health in multiple countries, and several other non-governmental organizations throughout sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia.
Clinically, Dr. Schwarz is a general internist and pediatrician from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, where he continues to see patients and teach medical students. Dr. Schwarz completed his undergraduate training at Vassar College, his MD at Brown University, and his MPH at Harvard University.