P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Robert Wayne Yeh, 2000

Founding Director, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

Robert Wayne Yeh is the child of immigrants from China

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

Robert Wayne Yeh is the founding director of the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research, Section Chief of Interventional at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Katz-Silver Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

Robert was born and raised in West Los Angeles. His parents fled China for Taiwan at the time of the revolution and eventually settled in the United States.

Robert is a graduate in human biology from Stanford University. As a British Marshall Scholar, he received an MS degree in health policy, planning and financing jointly from the London School of Economics and the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MBA from Oxford University. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, during which he received the Soros Fellowship, completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and cardiology fellowship at University of California at San Francisco. 

Robert is a recognized national leader in cardiovascular outcomes research, and has authored seminal work in the evaluation of health care policy, cardiovascular epidemiology, and comparative effectiveness research. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, and has received investigator grants and awards from the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Heart Association, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. He is an active clinician who specializes in complex interventions for heart blockages.

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2003
  • MBA Business Administration | University of Oxford 1999
  • MSc Health Policy, Planning, and Financing | London School of Economics & Political Science 1998
  • BA Human Biology | Stanford University 1996
Work History
  • Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Founding Director
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