P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Victor Roy, 2012

MD, Northwestern University

Victor Roy is the child of immigrants from India

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

Victor Roy is a scholar-practitioner at the intersection of social innovation, health, and learning. He is currently an MD/PhD candidate, as a researcher at the University of Cambridge and as a medical student at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.  

As a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Cambridge, his dissertation examines the underlying dynamics of pharmaceutical research and development, valuation, and treatment access with new curative therapies for Hepatitis C as a central case study. His clinical training has taken him from Cook County Hospital in Chicago to rural West Bengal, India to the urban townships of Cape Town, South Africa. He was a co-founder and served as Executive Director of GlobeMed, a network of students now at over 50 campuses partnering with communities around the world to improve health at the front-lines. 

Victor earned a degree in Modern Societies and Global Transformations from the University of Cambridge in 2010, where he earned special distinction for his dissertation on global policy reform for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis. He graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a degree in political science and as a member of the Honors Program in Medical Education. 

Victor was born in New Jersey to parents who hail from neighboring villages in rural West Bengal, India. 

  • MD Medicine | Northwestern University 2017
  • PhD Sociology and Political Economy | University of Cambridge 2016
  • MPhil Modern Societies and Global Transformations | University of Cambridge 2010
  • BA Political Science | Northwestern University 2007
  • Gates Cambridge Scholar, 2009, 2013
  • Fellowships at Auschwitz in the Study of Professional Ethics, 2015
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