P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Elsie Gyang Ross, 2008

MD, Stanford University

Elsie Gyang Ross is an immigrant from Nigeria

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

Elsie Gyang Ross is a vascular surgeon and research scientist at Stanford University. She was born in Nigeria and was brought to the US as a child by her mother. Her mother resides in Rosedale, NY. They are naturalized US citizens.

Elsie graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2011 and completed her vascular surgery residency at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2018. During her residency, she completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics. Her current research focuses on using machine learning and electronic health records for early disease identification, precision medicine, and evaluating opportunities to engage in patient education beyond the clinic.

Elsie gained admission to Stanford University when she was 16. At Stanford, she worked 20-30 hours per week but still managed to earn a research grant for work in developmental psychology, serve as a peer health educator, play in the woodwind sections of the Stanford Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, tutor disadvantaged children in East Palo Alto and win the prize awarded to the outstanding African-American student majoring in human biology. In addition, she was co-president of the Stanford University Chapter of the Student National Medical Association, a policy researcher for the Community Health Partnership, a mental health analyst, and a public policy intern at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco.

  • MD Medicine | Stanford University 2010
  • BA Human Biology | Stanford University 2004
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