P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Jason Cheng, 2004

President & CEO, Livewell Neurosurgery

Jason Cheng is the child of immigrants from China

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

JASON CHENG is the founder and managing partner at Meta Health Ventures, a healthcare focused fund investing primarily in medical and consumer devices. Prior, he founded Livewell Neurosurgery, a private Neurosurgical practice. 

Jason completed his neurosurgical residency and medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. During his time in medicine, he published first-author publications in Nature Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, and PLoS One. In addition to his Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, his medical training was further supported with a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship. He completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where he was a President's Scholar and Mayfield Fellow. 


  • MD | University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine 2008
  • BS Biology | Stanford University 2002
Work History
  • Livewell Neurosurgery, President & CEO | June 2016 - PRESENT
  • Meta Health Ventures, Founder and Managing Partner | July 2019 - PRESENT
  • University of California, San Francisco, Neurological Surgery Residency | July 2009 - June 2014
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