Dr. Richard hart

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Dr. Richard Hart currently serves as President of Loma Linda University Health. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University in 1970, followed by a Doctor of Public Health in International Health at Johns Hopkins University in 1977. Dr. Hart is Board certified in preventive medicine. 

Dr. Hart has served Loma Linda University since 1972, including serving as Chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Sciences, Director of the Center for Health Promotion, Chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Preventive Medicine, Dean of the School of Public Health, and President (previously Chancellor) and CEO of the University. 

Dr. Hart’s vision extends beyond the walls of Loma Linda University not only to the local communities, but to the villages and towns, the hospitals and mission clinics, in the farthest reaches of our globe. He has served as Chief of Party for a USAID project in Tanzania where he developed a national maternal and child health program that is still a model for Africa today. His passion for humanitarian service has led to the development of a variety of programs at Loma Linda University including, Students for International Mission Service (SIMS) and Social Action Community Health System (SACHS)–a local low-cost clinic for the medically underserved. Dr. Hart also serves as president of Adventist Health International (AHI), a management corporation established to restore Adventist mission hospitals worldwide.