Ishan Asokan received his medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He also received a BA in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 (magna cum laude) and an M.Sc. in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford, U.K. in 2012. Ishan has participated in several global LGBTQ health projects in India, Kenya and Jordan, and he completed a 2015-2016 NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) Fellow studying hematopoietic stem cell biology. While at Vanderbilt, Ishan served as the President of Vanderbilt’s Chapter of the AMA, received the POINT Foundation Janssen Therapeutics Scholarship in 2014, participated in the Elton Jon AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Fellowship in 2015, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) for his commitment to service, scholarly pursuits, and leadership. He plans to channel his interdisciplinary interests into a career focused on translational research, health advocacy, and surgery overseas. Ishan is currently a Resident Physician at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center.