P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Michael Chiu, 2009

Lifecycle Leader, Foundation Medicine

Michael Chiu is the child of immigrants from China

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

MICHAEL CHIU is a lifecycle leader at Foundation Medicine. Previously, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company.

Michael was born in La Jolla, CA. His parents emigrated from Taiwan and Hong Kong. They are now naturalized citizens and reside in Cambridge, MA.

A graduate of Harvard University, Michael earned an AB in biology, magna cum laude, in 2005. He completed his MD at Stanford School of Medicine. He co-founded and was the CEO of Medigram, in San Francisco.

In college, his activities ranged from editing the Harvard Crimson to mobilizing the Asian-American community. He directed the Chinatown Citizenship Program, where Harvard student-tutors prepared immigrants for the US citizenship exam.

Prior to medical school, Michael worked in China for three years, first with the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and subsequently with the China Development Bank. Funded by two Harvard public service fellowships, he created several health care initiatives including an early HIV detection program for infants.

Michael intends to pursue a career as a physician/global health advocate, improving the quality of care provided to the underprivileged.

  • MD Medicine | Stanford University 2015
  • AB Biology | Harvard University 2005
Work History
  • Foundation Medicine, Lifecycle Leader | March 2019 - PRESENT
  • McKinsey & Company, Engagement Manager | January 2016 - February 2019
  • Medigram, Inc., Co-Founder & CEO | January 2011 - November 2014
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