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Adam Stein, MD Presents Local Award

Friday, August 24, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
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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.

When 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.

Dr. Devi 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.

At 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 national audience.

Dr. Adam Stein will be funding this uplifting and inspiring award annually.