David A. Sack, M.D.
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Dr. David A. Sack is a professor in the Department of International Health at the
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in
Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins since 1976. From October 1999 until June 2007, he was the
Executive Director of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh. After June
2007, he returned to Baltimore to resume his faculty position, and join the Child Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Sack attended Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon) and completed medical school at the University of Oregon in 1968. This was
followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, interspersed with two years as a general physician on the
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in eastern Montana. Dr. Sack completed formal training as an infectious disease fellow at Johns
Hopkins University in Baltimore in 1975 and has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins since then.
Dr. Sack has published over 270 papers and chapters in medical textbooks and continues his interest in new developments to improve the
health of people living in poor countries.
He and his wife, Jean, live in Fallston, Maryland: they have two children and three grandchildren.