40 under 40 — Joshua Mayourian

Kappa Phi, 2014 — Recognized in: 2020

Dr. Joshua Mayourian, PhD, grew up in Roslyn, NY, where he competitively played high school basketball and lacrosse. He was accepted to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on a full-tuition scholarship, where he concurrently completed his Bachelor and Master of Engineering in chemical engineering (minoring in biomedical engineering) summa cum laude in 2014. As a freshman, Josh joined the Kappa Phi chapter of Zeta Psi, where he served as treasurer and athletic chair. During his time at Cooper Union, Josh also became starting point guard and captain of the basketball team and received Goldwater Scholarship honorable mention.

As a rising junior at The Cooper Union, Josh was accepted early assurance into the MD/PhD program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At Mount Sinai, Josh completed a PhD researching stem cell-based heart therapies leading to nine publications (five first-authorships with three Editor’s Picks and a Cover Photo) and numerous awards (NIH F30 fellowship, Mount Sinai Institute of Technology fellowship, Rudin fellowship, IBM internship, Graduation with Research Distinction, and several travel awards). He was interviewed by Circulation Research as a “Trainee in the Spotlight” and presented his work at national conferences. He was awarded the Mount Sinai Arthur Cederbaum Mentorship Award for mentoring graduate and medical students in lab. He also served as head cardiovascular teaching assistant for the medical school physiology course, summer undergraduate research program teaching assistant, MD/PhD admissions committee member, pediatrics sub-internship student representative, and ad hoc peer-reviewer for Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Basic to Translational Science, and Frontiers in Physiology: Computational Physiology and Medicine. He was most recently selected to be a Review Editor for Frontiers in Physiology: Computational Physiology and Medicine.

Josh will be receiving his MD in May 2020, and will begin residency in June 2020 as he aspires to become a physician-scientist in pediatric cardiology.

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