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 MD, PhD is a family physician and sociologist working to achieve health equity through scholarship, education, and solidarity-based change efforts in local and global communities. He is currently a Veterans Affairs Scholar in the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University.

He completed residency training in family medicine at Boston University, serving clinically at Boston Medical Center and Codman Square Health Center. Alongside his medical degree from Northwestern University, he earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge scholarship. His doctoral thesis centered on the political economy of drug pricing and access to medicines via the case of curative treatments for hepatitis C and will be the subject of a forthcoming book published by University of California Press. Previously, he co-founded and served as Executive Director of GlobeMed, a network of students on university campuses partnering with communities around the world to tackle poverty and health inequity.

He is the grandson of a physician and a village health worker from 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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