Victor Ekuta

Victor Ekuta

Medical Student

UC San Diego School of Medicine

I’m Black in data because Black data (and representation) matters.

Pronouns: he/him

Victor Ekuta is a Mount Sinai Innovation Partners Fellow, an Enventure Research and Innovation in Healthcare Consulting Fellow, and a Doximity Fellow. In these roles, Victor draws on his background in data, research, and analytics to evaluate various technologies, therapeutics, and medical devices. Victor also serves as an MIT Academic Mentoring Seminar Instructor, where he combines his love of mentorship with diversifying STEM.

Previously, Victor investigated Alzheimer’s Disease as a 2017 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, conducted transcranial magnetic stimulation research as a 2018 Penn Memory Center Minority Scholar in Aging Research, and joined more than 100 global experts to contribute to a report on the future of healthcare and medicine, Trust or Consequences 2040: Will innovations in health and medicine delivery, as a 2019 Trust CoLab Participant.

Victor earned his B.A. in Biology and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) with a full scholarship from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011. There, he cultivated a passion for education outreach as a mentor for St. Paul Saturdays, a non-profit manhood, leadership, and development organization dedicated specifically to empowering young African American males. Following graduation, Victor conducted neuroimaging research as a Post-baccalaureate Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health before beginning medical school at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

For his work, Victor has been named a 2020 TEDMED Research Scholar, 2020 American Academy of Neurology Futures in Neurological Research Scholarship Recipient, 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Discovery Foundation Young Investigator, and 2011 Gates Cambridge Scholarship Finalist, among many others.

In the future, Victor plans to pursue a neurology career as a physician-scientist-entrepreneur, employing novel approaches to treat neurodegenerative diseases, combat health, and boost diversity in STEM.


  • Neurology
  • DEI
  • Dancer
  • Basketball


  • B.A. in Biology and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP), 2011

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • Post-baccalaureate Research Fellow, 2011-2013

    National Institutes of Health

  • MD Candidate

    UC San Diego School of Medicine