Indian American appointed to Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans board of directors


The Indian American doctor who is the CEO of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan has been appointed to the board of directors of Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The charitable trust provides merit-based funding for New Americans, immigrants, and children of immigrants, who are poised to make significant contributions to U.S. culture, society, and academia.

Sachin Jain is a Harvard-trained physician and a well-known thought leader in the healthcare sector. This 2004 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow received his MD, MBA from Harvard University. With a background in medicine and healthcare management, the trust aims to use Jain’s expertise to enhance the Fellowship’s mission to support outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants as they pursue higher education in the United States.

The current Board of Directors includes Allison Binns (2003 Fellow), Eric Chung (2016 Fellow), Peter Georgescu, Paul Holdengräber, Ann Kirschner, Noel Lateef, Daisy M. Soros, Jeffrey Soros, and Peter Soros. Board members advise the Fellowship on matters relating to grant-making, eligibility, selection, educational focus, community building, governance, and professional standards. Every year the trust awards 30 Fellows up to $90,000 to pursue their professional passions across a breadth of disciplines at the graduate institutions of their choice.

“Sachin Jain’s commitment to healthcare and dedication to supporting immigrants align perfectly with our mission at the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships. His experience as a Fellow and his expertise will be invaluable as we continue to identify and empower the next generation of exceptional New American leaders,” Ms. Daisy Soros, the president of the Fellowship, said.

With revenues topping $4.8 billion, SCAN serves more than 300,000 members. Since joining SCAN in 2020, Sachin has launched a range of new products—including SCAN Affirm (HMO), the first-ever LGBTQ+ health plan product, and SCAN Inspired (HMO), the first health plan designed specifically for women—and expanded its operations into Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and New Mexico. SCAN has also launched four subsidiary medical groups intended to support seniors through the full range of inflection points in the aging process. In a little over three years, SCAN’s total revenues have grown by more than $1.5 billion.

Before joining SCAN, Jain was the president and CEO of CareMore Health and Aspire Health from 2015-2020. There he developed the first scaled clinical program in the world focused on loneliness and social isolation. Before CareMore, Sachin was the chief medical information & innovation officer at Merk & Co. and was also an attending physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center and a member of the faculties at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. Previously, he held leadership roles in the Department of Health and Human Services focusing on Medicare and Medicaid services.

“I am deeply honored to join the Board of Directors of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. As the son of immigrants and as a 2004 Fellow, I am excited to contribute my experience and passion to an organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders and innovators among immigrant communities,” Sachin explained. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues on the Board to continue the impactful work of supporting and fostering the incredible talents of New American scholars.”

“Sachin has given back to the Fellowship community in myriad ways as an alumnus, including mentoring new Fellows, guiding me as a director, taking part in the interviews as a panelist, attending Fellowship events, and maintaining close friendships with his PD Soros colleagues,” Director Craig Harwood said. “Sachin has been a steadfast source of support for this community. In addition to his passion for the organization, Sachin brings his lived experience as a doctor, business leader, the child of immigrants from India, and as a Fellow. I am thrilled that he has agreed to join the Board of Directors and look forward to working together.”


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