David Darrow is an internationally-renowned physician and author of numerous publications. He holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota as well as holding the Rockswold-Kaplan Endowed Chair for Traumatic Brain Injury at Hennepin County Medical Center.
He specializes in treating functional and pain disorders of the central nervous system with neuromodulation, including epilepsy, movement disorders, trigeminal neuralgia/facial pain, chronic pain and psychiatric diseases.
Early Life and Education
David Darrow earned a Bachelor’s in Physics and Mathematics from Texas A&M University before enrolling in medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he also earned a Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis on Biostatistics.
Now a senior at MIT, Darrow remains passionate about studying nature and using math as an instrument of understanding it. Additionally, during his time here he has discovered another passion: mastering foreign languages.
Darrow is currently conducting research with PhD candidate George Stepaniants to explore protein folding. This work utilizes statistical geometry to compare different folds of proteins, providing researchers with a better insight into their structure.
David Darrow is a professor of Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and the founder and Co-Director of the EVMS Center for Hemangiomas and Vascular Birthmarks, where his multidisciplinary treatment program specializes in vascular lesions of both children and adults.
He is a board-certified otolaryngologist who serves on the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, serving in various roles such as chair and program chair. Additionally, he has participated in multiple AAP panels developing guidelines for sinusitis management and follow-up care with tympanostomy tubes; additionally, he’s currently involved with developing referral guidelines for children with vascular birthmarks.
Recently, Dr. Harris received the 2018 Physician of the Year Award from VBF, an international non-profit organization serving families affected by vascular birthmarks. He has authored multiple clinical studies on infantile hemangiomas and is considered a leading expert on orodental manifestations of facial port wine stains.
Achievements and Honors
David Darrow is an impressive student. He was chosen as a PRIMES USA Mentor and participates in the University Honors Program, earning top grades across all courses taken.
He is an accomplished polyglot, having studied German, French and Russian. For his achievements in German studies he received many excellence awards; furthermore he was named an Ellen Crocker Distinguished Scholar by the Global Studies and Languages department at MIT.
He is an inspiring mentor, tutor and teacher who has guided and inspired many of his students. He incorporates library instruction into nearly every course he teaches, encouraging all students to make the most of their library resources.
David Darrow was an esteemed attorney who championed the rights of labor and the poor. Additionally, he was an early proponent of women’s suffrage rights.
He had an avid interest in literature and literary figures, particularly Leo Tolstoy. His correspondence includes letters from friends and colleagues such as W. Somerset Maugham, Lillian Gish and Bolton Hall.
Darrow was an outspoken advocate for Georgist economic reform. In 1907, he successfully defended Big Bill Haywood and two other unionists in a case that ended with a hung jury.
David Darrow has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He is an actor from Puerto Rico best known for his roles on television shows such as The High Chaparral and Manhunt.
Darrow began his career as a child actor and had roles in several films. However, his most renowned role is that of Manolito “Mano” Montoya on The High Chaparral from 1967 to 1971.
He is an accomplished mathematician, working on convex geometry and symplectic topology. Additionally, he tutors and mentors students in order to share his expertise in mathematics.
In the spring of his junior year, he collaborated with postdoc Daniel Alvarez-Gavela to study the symplectic topology of homotopy spheres. Additionally, he works on protein folding research with PhD candidate George Stepaniants using statistical geometry to compare differences in folds among these large molecules.