P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Deborah Yeh Chong, 1999

MD, Harvard University

Deborah Yeh Chong is the child of immigrants from China

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

DEBORAH YEH CHONG is a vitreoretinal fellow at Texas Retina Associates.

Deborah was born in Chicago. Her parents fled China for Taiwan soon after the Communist revolution, and then immigrated to the United States. Her family now lives in Plano, Texas.

Deborah graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude in biochemical sciences. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2004 and was an opthalmology resident at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI

In college, Deborah served as a supervisor for a student-run homeless shelter and enjoyed playing and teaching violin and piano. Then finished a year at National Institute of Health as an NIH-Howard Hughes Research Scholar studying insulin resistance.

Deborah's publications include research articles in American Journal of Opthamology and Ocular Immunmology and Inflammation. Recently, she was invited to speak at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Dallas Chapter.

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2004
  • AB Biochemical Sciences | Harvard University 1999
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