Medical Director

Robert G. Darling, MD, FACEP



Dr. Rob Darling currently serves as Medical Director to the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.


Dr. Darling was the first Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician to serve as the White House Physician to the President of the United States, the Vice President, their families, and other senior government officials.


Dr. Darling served President Clinton, Vice President Gore, their families, and other presidential support units at the White House, Camp David, classified emergency relocation facilities, and aboard executive aircraft including Air Force One.


He also provided primary care and protective medical support services in more than 40 countries with no Western-type backup medical care. He played a key role in developing Top Secret emergency contingency plans bearing constitutional impact, countering the greatest threats to the continuity of the presidency.


After leaving the White House, Dr. Darling served as Flight Surgeon aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and the Navy Medicine Office of Homeland Security as an expert in the medical aspects of Homeland Security and bioterrorism defense.


In addition to serving as Medical Director to the Academy, Dr. Darling is also currently Medical Director for Patronus Medical, a concierge healthcare company that delivers care to patients in virtually any location in the world.

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