P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Pavan Cheruvu, 2004

CEO, Sio Gene Therapies

Pavan Cheruvu is the child of immigrants from India

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

PAVAN CHERUVU, MD, is the President and CEO of Sio Gene Therapies, a publicly traded biotechnology company focused on the development of gene therapies for neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease and rare pediatric diseases.

A board-certified physician, Pavan completed his residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on organizational and R&D strategy while serving a variety of clients, including large- and mid cap biopharmaceutical firms. Over the course of his career, Pavan has worked with multiple biotechnology and medical device companies with focus areas spanning neurology, oncology, women's health and cardiology. Prior to his roles in academia and industry, he served as a policy intern at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) at the White House.

Pavan graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with dual B.S.E. degrees in biomedical and electrical engineering, graduated with a master's degree in Computer Science from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and obtained his medical degree in a joint program between Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).

Pavan was born in the US to parents who emigrated from South India and are naturalized US citizens. He currently lives with his wife Deepu Madduri, MD, an oncologist and clinical investigator at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and their daughter in New York City.

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2009
  • MD Health Sciences and Technology | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2009
  • MSc Neuroscience | Oxford University 2004
  • MSc Computer Science | Oxford University 2003
  • BS Biomedical Engineering | Duke University 2002
Work History
  • Sio Gene Therapies, CEO | February 2018 - PRESENT
  • Roivant Sceinces, Chief People Officer | September 2017
  • Roivant Sciences, Chief of Staff | October 2015
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