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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Ronald Alfa, 2009

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.

  • MD Medicine | Stanford University
Work History
  • Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Vice President of Discovery & Product