P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Gaurav Gupta, 2007

Co-Managing Partner, Investment Strategy, Life Sciences Private Capital

Gaurav Gupta is the child of immigrants from Kenya and India

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

GAURAV GUPTA is a Co-Managing Partner at Life Sciences Private Capital.

Gaurav was born and raised in McLean, Virginia. His parents, both Indian, immigrated to the United States four years before Gaurav was born, and have since become American citizens.

Gaurav majored in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 2007 with both a BS and a MSE. He then attended the Stanford University School of Medicine, graduating in 2011, prior to beginning residency training in neurological surgery at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center.

Gaurav has co-authored over a dozen articles in academic journals, filed for two patents, licensed a device for use in spine surgery, and edited a book on the technical, ethical, and policy implications of using tissue engineered products in the operating room. His interests include neuro-oncology and health policy, particularly with regards to innovation.


  • MD Medicine | Stanford University 2011
  • BS Biomedical Engineering | Johns Hopkins University 2007
  • MS Biomedical Engineering | Johns Hopkins University 2007
Work History
  • Life Sciences Private Capital, Co-Managing Partner, Investment Strategy | November 2022 - PRESENT
  • Ascendant BioCapital, Founder
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