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Ishan Asokan

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine




Janssen Therapeutics Point Scholar

Ishan Asokan received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 (magna cum laude), M.Sc. from the University of Oxford in 2012, and M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2017. Ishan received the Point flagship scholarship award while at Vanderbilt and is eternally grateful for the foundation’s support. During his medical education, Ishan was induced the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), completed the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP), and received Vanderbilt's Dean's Award for academic, leadership, and service contributions. He then went on to complete an internship in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before transitioning to a career in Internal Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he received two commendations for excellence in medical student teaching as well as the 2019 Excellence in Humanism with Residents and Fellows Teaching Award. He now stays on at UCLA and is practicing at Ronald Reagan Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica. He is board certified in internal medicine, with clinical interest in global health and oncology, specifically novel therapeutic agents.

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