P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Dania Daye, 2009

MD, University of Pennsylvania

Dania Daye is an immigrant from Lebanon

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Dania Daye, MD, PhD is currently a resident in diagnostic and interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed an internship year in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Daye graduated from the University of Pennsylvania MD-PhD program, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her PhD in Bioengineering as an HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces scholar in imaging sciences. The focus of her PhD was on understanding the metabolo-genetic regulation of breast cancer recurrence using multi-nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Her current research centers around the applications of artifical intelligence, machine learning and mHealth in precision medicine and value-based care delivery models. 

As a medical student, Dr. Daye was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam fellow and a Paul and Daisy Soros fellow. To date, her research has resulted in a number of patents, peer-reviewed publications and multiple presentations and invited talks at both national and international meetings. For her research, Dr. Daye is the recipient of many awards that include the Association of American Physicians Stanley J. Korsmeyer Young Investigator Award, the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) Memorial Award, the 40 under 40 MedTech Boston Healthcare Innovators award and the J. George Teplick Memorial Award. In 2014, she was elected as a junior fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Dr.. Daye served as the 2012-2013 President of the American Physician Scientists Association. For her local and national leadership roles, Ms. Daye was the recipient of the AMA Foundation Leadership Award.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Daye came to the US when she was sixteen. Her parents, both naturalized citizens, reside in Orlando, FL.

  • PhD Imaging Sciences | University of Pennsylvania 2014
  • MD Medicine | University of Pennsylvania 2014
  • BS Bioengineering | Rice University 2007
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