P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Prabhjot Singh, 2005

Pronunciation: prub-joth sing

MD, Cornell University

Is an immigrant from Kenya

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

Prabhjot Singh MD, PhD is a physician and author of Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise, as well as host of “Should I Take Off my Shoes?” He is passionate about a future of home and community care that is advanced, affordable and available to all. 

Prabhjot is also Special Advisor for Strategy and Design at the Peterson Center on Healthcare and an Associate Professor of Medicine, Health System Design and Global Health at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. 

Previously, founding Chair of the Department of Health System Design and Global Health, and inaugural director of Mount Sinai’s global health institute. He recruited a diverse and talented faculty with expertise in chronic disease management, women’s health, health care delivery, and health economics. Together, the team established a NIH research portfolio, raised $15 million to further advance its mission, laid the groundwork for a global site research and practice network, and, in partnership with Mount Sinai Health Partners, launched a health system design team to transform primary care services. He recruited his successor, an international leader in HIV care delivery, and in 2019, supported her transition to lead the institute and department and return to his mission-driven work. Prior to this role, he was faculty at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he served as co-chair of the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign and as a member of the leadership coalition for the 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign.

Prabhjot completed a B.A. in History and B.S. in Biology at the University of Rochester, an MD at Cornell and his Ph.D. in Neural and Genetic Systems at Rockefeller University. He is board certified in Internal medicine and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Sustainable Development at Columbia University's Earth Institute. He was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans and Presidential Leadership Scholar. He was a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Aging, Independence, and Disability and the National Quality Forum’s Taskforce on housing instability and food insecurity. He served on the board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and actively serves on the board of the Auburn Seminary. He was a Kenyan Citizen until the age of 18.

  • MD Medicine | Cornell University 2011
  • PhD Neural and Genetic Sytems | Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Memorial Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional Program 2009
  • BA History | University of Rochester 2003
  • BS Biology | University of Rochester 2003
Work History
  • Population Health at the Mount Sinai Health System, Vice Chairman of Medicine
  • Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Director
Related Articles

2016-2017 Edition: The New American

The New American features stories about Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows making an impact across sectors and across the country. Read about immigrants and children of immigrants and how they are giving back to the United States.

Read More

Victor Roy, Prabhjot Singh & Dave Chokshi Co-Author Hepatitis C Piece for Health Affairs

Read More

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships' Best of 2015

This year, we decided to reach out to our 535 Fellows to find out what were their favorite podcasts, books, films, apps, and TV shows (and even tweets) were in 2015. Only, there was one minor twist, we asked them to focus on work that was by or...

Read More
transform="translate(188.000000, 15.000000)"