P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Sandeep Kishore, 2008

Associate Professor & Physician-Scientist, University of California, San Francisco

Sandeep Kishore is the child of immigrants from India

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

SANDEEP KISHORE is an Associate Professor and physician-scientist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Previously, he was on faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a fellow at the Human Nature Lab at University and president of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network. He was a previous term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He has dedicated his career to addressing the urgent global epidemic of chronic diseases. He led the development of a scalable treatment algorithm to support the digital transformation of blood pressure control across the University of California, the nation’s largest academic health system. Previously, he modernized the Essential Medicines List for the WHO by adding a dozen treatments for chronic diseases to promote access to crucial medications and provided technical guidance to Resolve to Save Lives targeting the prevention of 100 million deaths through improved cardiovascular health. He founded the world’s first and largest network of early career health professionals focused on chronic disease control.

He has authored 70 articles in esteemed medical journals as well as in popular publications such as Scientific American, and has spoken at TEDMED and the United Nations. His honors include the Sarber Award for top PhD student in microbiology at the American Society of Microbiology, selection as an Emerging Leader at the National Academy of Medicine, and as a Fellow at the MIT Dalai Lama Center. He was the first recipient for The Lancet award in community service and profiled as one of 9 inspiring lives in global health by Scientific American. He completed his MD-PhD at Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering, master’s at Oxford as the Usher Cunningham Scholar and clinical training in internal medicine at Yale and at Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Sandeep was born in Pittsburgh and grew up primarily in Arkansas and Virginia; his parents are naturalized US citizens from India and his brother Sanjay is also a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow.

  • MD Medicine | Cornell University 2014
  • PhD Microbiology & Immunology | Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Memorial Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional Program 2012
  • MS Immunology/Pathology | University of Oxford 2006
  • BS Biology | Duke University 2004
Work History
  • University of California, San Francisco, Associate Professor & Physician-Scientist
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