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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Deepa Galaiya, 2011

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Resident

Deepa Galaiya is the child of immigrants from India

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

DEEPA GALAIYA is completing her residency in Otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Deepa was born in the United States. Her parents emigrated from India and, as naturalized US citizens, reside in Long Valley, NJ.

Deepa will complete her MD at Stanford Medical School this Spring. An undergraduate of Brown University, Deepa graduated magna cum laude in 2007 with a BS in biophysics and a BA in international relations. She was elected to both Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa.

Deepa was class president for four years at Brown, and continues in that role as an alumna. At Stanford, she is vice-president of the Medical School student body and president of the American Medical Students Association. She was the spokesperson for her class in inducting new medical students in the white coat ceremony. She also completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship.

In her research to date, Deepa has constructed a lead biosensor and a transcription amplifier; designed a walker that minimizes the chances of patient falls, and worked on development and regeneration of inner ear hair cells in models of deafness.

Deepa sees her future as a specialist in neurodegenerative diseases.

  • MD Medicine | Stanford University 2012
  • BS Biophysics | Brown University 2008
  • BA International Relations | Brown University 2008
Work History
  • Resident, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary