Dr. Dan Cranston is an emergency medicine physician. He spent his high school years in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea where his father managed a secondary school that provided educational opportunities to local youth.

Dr. Cranston has been working with humanitarian organizations to provide medical services and training for over a decade. His focus is developing, promoting and maximizing partnerships that assist with medical delivery to remote areas and health centers.

Dr. Cranston has a Bachelors degree with concentrations in Biology and Business Administration. After medical school, he did a residency in Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University. He is board certified in emergency medicine and has been practicing as an emergency medical specialist for over 18 years. He joined the Samaritan Board in 2003.