P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Shantanu Gaur, 2009

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Allurion Technologies

Shantanu Gaur is an immigrant from Canada

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

Dr. Shantanu Gaur founded Allurion Technologies with one goal: end obesity. Dr. Gaur founded Allurion while at Harvard Medical School and has overseen the company’s research and development, clinical programs, and commercial operations.

Allurion developed and commercialized the world’s first weight loss platform—including devices, digital therapeutics, and nutritional programs—to treat obesity. The company has already treated over 50,000 consumers, shed an estimated 1 million pounds, and grown revenues at 100%+ CAGR over the past 4 years.

The Allurion Weight Loss Program features the Allurion® Balloon—the world’s first and only procedureless gastric balloon for weight loss—the Allurion® Virtual Care Suite of wearables and telehealth and AI-powered software that provide real-time insights to both patients and providers, and the Allurion “Honeymoon from Hunger” personalized nutritional and behavior change coaching program. On average, consumers lose 30 pounds in just 4 months on the Allurion Program.

Since Allurion’s inception in 2009, the company has raised over $80 million. The company is headquartered in Natick, MA with offices in Paris, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Allurion has been recognized as one of Fierce Medical Device’s Fierce 15, one of Boston’s 50onFire, and a top Emerging Technology by SAGES.

Dr. Gaur is an inventor on over 40 patents and has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications. He has been featured on CNBC and Bloomberg and invited to speak on Allurion, obesity, and medical device innovation at numerous worldwide events.

Dr. Gaur graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Harvard College and with an M.D. from Harvard Medical School where he was a Paul Revere Frothingham Scholar and Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. He is the child of Indian immigrants, was born in Canada, grew up in Bethel Park, PA, and now lives in Dover, MA with his wife Neha, son Yuvraj, and daughter Zoya.

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2013
  • BS Biology | Harvard University 2008
Work History
  • Allurion Technologies, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
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