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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Supinda Bunyavanich, 1999

MD, Harvard University

Supinda Bunyavanich is the child of immigrants from Thailand

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

Dr. Supinda Bunyavanich is an Associate Professor and practicing Allergist/Immunologist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Her research group focuses on the integrative genomics of asthma and allergic disorders. She teaches medical students and fellows in addition to taking care of patients with asthma and allergic disorders.

Supinda concentrated in environmental science and public policy at Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She conducted her senior thesis fieldwork in Borneo, where, to test her hypothesis about regeneration of a major timber species, she constructed, installed, and operated cooling devices 150 feet up in the canopy. Supinda also organized and raised funds for two international student conferences in Asia, and directed a health service and advocacy program for Boston families.

As a Herchel Smith Harvard Fellow, Supinda earned a master's degree in environmental design at Cambridge University, UK. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She also earned an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Supinda served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School before being recruited to Mount Sinai. She is a recipient of the Harvard Medical School Shore Award for Scholars in Medicine.

  • MD Medicine | Harvard University 2004
  • BA Environmental Science, Public Policy | Harvard University 1999
  • MPhil | University of Cambridge
  • MPH | Harvard University
Work History
  • Department of Pediatrics and Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Associate Professor and practicing Allergist/Immunologist | January 2012
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Instructor | January 2009 - December 2012