P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Alon Unger, 2002

Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

Alon Unger is an immigrant from Canada

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a degree

ALON UNGER is an assistant professor of medicine at UC- San Francisco. Alon was born in Canada. He is the son of Israeli immigrants who settled in Arizona.

He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at University of California at Los Angeles.

At Arizona State University, Alon double-majored in biology and religious studies and received a certificate in Southeast Asian studies. His honors include election to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, graduating summa cum laude and delivering his class commencement speech. As a Rhodes scholar, he completed his master's in the history of medicine at Oxford University and a second master's in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He received his MD from University of California at San Francisco in 2007.

As a volunteer Alon served children with special needs and people with HIV/AIDS in his community and abroad. His involvement ranged from public health to medical care in Arizona, Guatemala, Thailand, and China. He also spent time doing research in rural South Africa on the impact of HIV/AIDS on health services. He has conducted research on leishmaniasis in Brazil as a Fogarty Fellow.

  • MSc Epidemiology | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2001
  • MSc History of Medicine | University of Oxford 2000
  • BS Biology | Arizona State University 1999
  • BA Religious Studies | Arizona State University 1999
Work History
  • UCSF School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
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