Soleil Shah

Soleil Shah is a 2021 Zetema Fellow and a 2023 MD Candidate at Stanford University School of Medicine.

As a Zetema Project Fellow, his role is to participate and present in Project meetings, contribute to Project research and writing, and enhance the Project’s network by engaging with the Project’s Panelists, Contributors, and staff.

Soleil is committed to improving health care for underserved patient populations in the U.S. and around the world. His work experience spans private, nonprofit, and intergovernmental sectors. While consulting for the Advisory Board in Washington, D.C., Soleil led a pro bono project to help a free care clinic in Virginia convert to a patient-centered medical home and expand its services to 5,000+ more patients in its service area. Later, as a researcher for the World Health Organization, he authored policy brief on the economic impact of universal health care in Ireland for use in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. At Stanford, he is actively developing a health insurance specialty clinic to remotely help patients enroll into Medicaid plans.

Soleil’s writing and research in health policy has been published in JAMA, JAMA Health Forum, Health Affairs, SF Chronicle, and STAT. Recently, he has written about the impact of COVID-19 on various aspects of American health care, including hospital consolidation, value-based payments, and surprise billing.

Soleil earned his MSc in international health policy with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar. He earned his BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Richmond, summa cum laude on a full-tuition academic scholarship.