Donald F. Schwarz

Senior Vice President, Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA is Senior Vice President, Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. In this role, Schwarz guides the Foundation’s strategies to build a Culture of Health in America, enabling everyone to live the healthiest life possible. Currently, he leads the Foundation’s efforts to promote healthier, more equitable communities, healthy children and healthy weight. Schwarz, a nationally-recognized leader in public health and children’s health care, was formerly Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity and Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia. Before entering government service, Schwarz was Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine and Nursing and Deputy Physician-in-Chief and Craig-Dalsimer Division Chief of Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Schwarz, a board-certified pediatrician, holds a Master of Business Administration in health care administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He received his MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and earned his BA in biology from Brown University.

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