P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Rahul Rajkumar, 2004

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CareFirst

Rahul Rajkumar is the child of immigrants from India

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

RAHUL RAJKUMAR is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at CareFirst. Previously, he was Deputy Director for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Rahul was born in New York City to naturalized parents of Indian heritage, who live in Somers, NY.

Rahul holds both JD and MD degrees from Yale University. He received his BA, cum laude, with distinction in history, from Yale University in 2000. He completed an internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

As an undergraduate Rahul served as president of the Yale University's South Asian Society and as a varsity member of Yale University's debate team. As an intern at the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre in New Delhi, Rahul co-authored a book on the living conditions and the legal status of Afghan refugees in India.

Rahul has published articles in the Yale Daily News, the Hartford Courant, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Rahul is married to Kiran Ghia and resides in the Washington, DC area.

  • MD Medicine | Yale University 2006
  • JD Law | Yale University 2006
  • BA History | Yale University 2000
Work History
  • CareFirst, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Deputy Director
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