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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Gaurav Singal, 2007

Director of the Innovations Unit, Foundation Medicine

Gaurav Singal is the child of immigrants from India

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

Gaurav is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and the director of the Innovations Unit of Foundation Medicine. 

Gaurav was born in Pittsburgh, PA. His parents emigrated from India and now reside in Maryland.

Gaurav completed his MD at the Harvard and MIT HST Program, and is performing his residency in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his BS degree in computer engineering at Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude and with election to Tau Beta Pi.

Gaurav is interested above all in the medical potential of artificial intelligence. He has worked in labs at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Columbia University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology exploring robotics, neuroengineering, and computational vision. He has operated several vision camps in India to address the problem of congenital blindness, which often goes misdiagnosed and is seldom treated. He is launching, a website he developed with Shantanu Nundy, MD (Soros '06), which was featured in Chicago Magazine as the "Best Website for Preventive Health" (

A work of his in progress was recently accepted as an abstract to Heart Rhythm 2012 as an abstract and invited for an oral presentation: "Chemotherapy-Related Cardiomyopathy Treated with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)".

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2010
  • BS Computer Engineering | Columbia University 2005
Work History
  • Foundation Medicine, Director of the Innovations Unit