P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Ronald Alfa, 2009

Vice President of Discovery & Product, Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Ronald Alfa is the child of immigrants from Palestinian Territories and Egypt

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 2016
  • PhD Neuroscience | Stanford University 2016
  • BS Animal Physiology & Neuroscience | University of California, San Diego 2006
Work History
  • Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Vice President of Discovery & Product
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