Dr. Robert Darling is a Consultant at Command Group. Dr. Darling brings a distinguished medical career and expertise in the areas of pandemic preparation and response, medical and public health consequences of weapons of mass destruction, and emergency medical contingency planning at the highest levels of government. During his career as an emergency medical physician with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Darling was personally responsible for the medical needs of the President, Vice President and other senior government officials.
Dr. Darling was formerly Director of the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. As CDHAM Director Dr. Darling was responsible for the overall management of numerous critical programs, including pandemic influenza preparation, healthcare sector reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, mine victims assistance activities in Chad, HIV/AIDS educational initiatives in the Caribbean and South America, and many other related programs whose overall purpose was to advance the state of preparedness for and knowledge of humanitarian assistance and disasters worldwide. The center also developed online educational programs on the medical and public health consequences of weapons of mass destruction.
Dr. Darling also previously served as Director of the Navy Medicine Office of Homeland Security at the Headquarters of the Navy Surgeon General in Washington D.C. and as Medical Director and Flight Surgeon of the Aeromedical Isolation Team at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
In 1996, Dr. Darling became the first board certified emergency medicine physician selected to serve the President of the United States as White House Physician. In addition to caring for the President, Vice President, their families, and other senior U.S. Government officials, Dr. Darling traveled to over forty countries throughout the world planning medical contingencies for both official presidential visits and vacations. He served in the Clinton White House until October 1999.
Dr. Darling is an Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the USUHS; he has lectured both nationally and internationally and has numerous publications primarily in the area of medical defense against biological weapons.
Center for Disaster and Humanitarian and Assistance Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School
Navy Medicine Office of Homeland Security, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
White House Physician,
The White House
Naval Flight Surgeon,
U.S. Navy Medical Corps
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