P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Senan Ebrahim, 2013

PhD/MD, Harvard University

Senan Ebrahim is the child of immigrants from Pakistan and Syria

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD/MD in Medicine at Harvard University

Born and raised in San Jose, California, of Syrian and Pakistani heritage, Senan has always been passionate about science as a means to better our society. As a Harvard undergraduate, Senan discovered his passion for neuroscience. He was elected president of the Harvard College student body, a position in which he worked to unite students, faculty and staff. Following graduation, he conducted independent research on Andean ethnomedicine in Peru under a Trustman Fellowship. Senan is finishing medical school in the joint MD/PhD program at Harvard/MIT with the support of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship. He has a PhD in computational neuroscience, in which he studied machine learning approaches to predict epileptic seizures with Dr. Sydney Cash at MGH. He also founded Hikma Health, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating a health data platform for refugee and low-income patients to manage care with their physicians.

  • AB Neurobiology | Harvard University 2012
  • PhD | Harvard University
  • MD Medicine | Harvard University
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