MD, Stanford University
Ronald Alfa is a New American
Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Stanford University
RONALD WAKIM ALFA the Vice President of Discovery & Product at Recursion Pharmaceuticals. He completed the MSTP (Medical Science Training Program) at Stanford University, where he received both MD and PhD degrees.
Ronald was born into a family of refugees from Lebanon.
Beginning at a Los Angeles community college, Ronald received his BSc, summa cum laude, in animal physiology and neurosciences from the University of California at San Diego; he also received an MA in History of Medicine from the University of London, where he was supported by the Welcome Trust.
A subsequent essay Ronald wrote on the origins of the placebo effect received the William Osler Medal in 2008 by the American Association of the History of Medicine. He intends a career as a physician/scientist where his emphasis will be on applications alongside discovery.