P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Krishnan Subrahmanian, 2008

Pediatrician, Hennepin County Medical Center

Krishnan Subrahmanian is the child of immigrants from India

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

KRISHNAN SUBRAHMANIAN is a pediatrician at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota.

After graduating from Stanford Medical School he received training in Global Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital and the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative.

Krishnan was born in St. Paul, MN. His parents emigrated from India; and currently live in Texas. They are naturalized US citizens.

As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Krishnan was elected president and first class Marshal of the class of 2003. He graduated magna cum laude with a major in social studies. He also received an MPhil in education from Cambridge University, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

While at Harvard University, he taught and then directed City Step, a program to empower children through the medium of dance. He also founded and directed the Cambridge Student Partnership, a student organization that connected needy Cambridge and Boston residents to community resources available to serve them. For three summers during these years, Krishnan served as a counselor and theater instructor at the Hole in the Wall Gang camp in Connecticut for children battling life-threatening diseases. That experience led to his being awarded a year-long Richardson Fellowship in Public Affairs, which he used to initiate a camp in South Africa for orphans and children suffering from HIV/AIDS. After returning from South Africa, Krishnan joined Teach for America, under whose auspices he taught special needs high school students on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was also Border State Director of Obama for America, supplementing field efforts for the presidential campaign.

  • MD Medicine | Stanford University 2012
  • MPhil Education | University of Cambridge 2007
  • BA Social Studies | Harvard University 2003
  • Gates Cambridge Scholar
Work History
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Pediatrician
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