Murthy Success Story: EB1(a) Approval for Clinical Researcher and Medical Device Assessor

The Murthy Law Firm regularly represents foreign nationals applying under the EB1(a) category as persons of extraordinary ability. The approval of the Murthy Law Firm in this case was for a clinical researcher and medical device assessor. This client graciously granted permission for the Murthy Law Firm to share his story to help others who consider using the EB1(a) category to file and obtain permanent residency.

Benefit of Using the EB1(a) Category

The EB1(a) category is a highly selective category intended to attract individuals who are considered to have “extraordinary ability” in their respective fields. Unlike most employment-based categories, a sponsoring employer is not required to apply under the EB1(a) category. Similarly, a labor certification is not required under this category.

Criteria to Qualify for EB1(a)

To qualify under the EB1(a) category, the foreign national must demonstrate extraordinary ability in science, art, business, or athletics. The individual must provide extensive documentation of national or international recognition. If the EB1(a) petition is approved, the beneficiary must continue to work in the field of extraordinary ability.

Summary of Murthy Law Firm Client’s Background and Contributions

The client in this case has made multifaceted contributions to the medical field, mainly focusing on determining the safety and effectiveness of medications, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and medical devices. As a clinical researcher, he investigated the safety and effectiveness of certain vaccines administered to children with HIV. He conducted research to determine the antibody threshold needed to protect those with HIV from certain additional health risks. His research also has helped in predicting the effectiveness of in-vitro fertilization in women with certain medical conditions.

In his work as a medical device assessor, he examined the benefits of a particular medical device for children with cerebral palsy. He has performed assessments of devices for organizations in the European Union (EU), and helped to ensure that the devices met the requirements laid out by the EU before they were released to the EU market.

This Murthy Law Firm client has no shortage of professional achievements. He has reviewed articles for prominent conferences and journals in the medical field. His work has been published in prestigious journals and has been cited by dozens of other researchers. He also serves in a leading role for a prominent certification organization.


The EB1(a) category for individuals of extraordinary ability allows the United States to attract some of the world’s most talented people from across the globe. While a person’s credentials may be impressive, the ability to showcase that talent and convince the USCIS to acknowledge and approve the EB1(a) for a person of extraordinary ability requires skill, patience, the ability to present the case in a strong fashion. Anyone interested in exploring the possibility of filing an EB1(a) case is encouraged to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at the Murthy Law Firm.

The Murthy Law Firm never reveals details of any case handled by our firm, nor the identity of any client, without first obtaining express consent. We appreciate the generosity of our client in allowing us to use this case as an example to our readers. Please note that all cases are different. Even with cases that appear to be similar, past success does not guarantee a favorable result.


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