P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Ramy Arnaout, 2001

Assistant Professor of Pathology at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School, Director of the Arnaout Laboratory for Immunomics

Ramy Arnaout is the child of immigrants from Lebanon

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

RAMY ARNAOUT is a practicing pathologist, systems biologist, and big-data clinical informatics specialist at Harvard Medical School. His research laboratory uses computational biology, mathematics, physics, and engineering to understand complex systems in biology, genomics, and medicine, with a focus on high-throughput immune repertoire genomic sequencing (computational systems immunology) and big data clinical data analytics. Ramy is director of the Arnaout Laboratory for Immunomics, assistant professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School, and associate director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at BIDMC.

A past chairman of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act Committee, the federal standing committee that advises the FDA, CMS, and CDC on issues related to laboratory testing, his clinical practice includes directorship responsibilities in the clinical laboratories in the Department of Pathology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of the three major Harvard hospitals. His work has been published in Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and elsewhere. His work on research policy and genomics, and on clinical best-practices and utilization, has been the subject of editorials and covered in the lay press.

Ramy was born in Boston to parents of Lebanese descent. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2003. A graduate in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned his DPhil at Oxford University, where he was a British Marshall Scholar, and completed residency training in pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2003
  • DPhil Mathematical Biology | Oxford University 1999
  • BS Biology | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1997
Work History
  • Director of the Arnaout Laboratory for Immunomics, Assistant Professor of Pathology at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School
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