Adam Stein, MD Presents Local Award
Friday, August 24, 2012
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
AAP Board of Trustees Member at Large Adam Stein, MD presented
the first Devi Nampiaparampil, MD Award to a graduating senior from Ardsley
High School on June 19, 2012. The new
award is presented in honor of Devi Nampiaparampil, Ardsley High School Class
of 1995. It is awarded to the graduating
senior who triumphs in spite of substantial adversity, and does so with the
determination, dignity and grace embodied by Dr. Nampiaparampil.
she was 16, Devi developed a severe heart condition that ultimately caused failure, or near
failure, of many of her vital organs, including her lungs and her bone marrow. Fortunately, Devi was able to completely
recover over the course of several years.
was able to graduate from Ardsley with a place on the Wall of Fame. She
completed her undergraduate studies and received her medical degree at Northwestern University
in Chicago. Her
medical residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was completed at Harvard University. She elected to pursue a
career in Pain Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine in order to ensure
that others would not have to endure the pain that she did during her
treatment, and she completed her fellowship in Pain at Harvard.
present, Dr. Nampiaparampil is the Chief of Inteventional Pain Management at
the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System and is an Assistant
Professor at New York University School of Medicine. She has recently appeared
on the Dr. Oz show and CNN demonstrating pain relieving techniques to a
Adam Stein will be funding this uplifting and inspiring award annually.