Dan Schwarz

Dan Schwarz, MD MPH is the Director of Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs. Dan brings over a decade of global experience in healthcare delivery.

Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Dan served as the Executive Director, and then Chief Medical Officer for Possible (www.possiblehealth.org), in which role he helped to build and lead an innovative public private partnership for healthcare delivery with the Nepali Ministry of Health. This work now spans multiple districts throughout Nepal, providing both facility- and community-based services to over 500,000 people. Now at Ariadne, Dan continues to serve as a Strategic Adviser to the organization and the Nepali government.  Before his work in Nepal, Dan has also worked for Partners In Health (www.pih.org) in multiple countries, and several other non-governmental organizations throughout sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. Dan serves as an adviser to the World Health Organization in their Primary Healthcare Measurement Initiative, and an adviser to the Lancet Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases and Poverty.


Clinically, Dan is a trained general internist and pediatrician from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He works as a general internist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and teaches medical students and residents at Harvard Medical School. Dan completed his undergraduate training at Vassar College, his MD at Brown University, and his MPH at Harvard University.