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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Robert Wayne Yeh, 2000

MD, Harvard University

Robert Wayne Yeh is the child of immigrants from Taiwan and 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 in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he is a practicing interventional cardiologist and specializes in the invasive treatment of complex coronary artery disease.

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, completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and cardiology fellowship at University of California at San Francisco.  He was a faculty member at the Massachusetts General Hospital until 2015, when he was recruited to create and lead the Smith Center at BIDMC.

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 100 peer-reviewed publications, and has received investigator grants and awards from the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Heart Association, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

Education
  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2000
  • MS | London School of Economics & Political Science
  • MBA | Oxford University
Work History
  • Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Founding Director