APMA President R. Daniel Davis, DPM, honored Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, with the Rising Star Award at the 97th House of Delegates meeting this weekend. The award is presented to members who have been in practice fewer than five years in recognition of outstanding national accomplishments in scientific, professional, or civic endeavors.
After graduating from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Parthasarathy completed a wound care internship in Ottawa, Canada, and was chief resident at Botsford Hospital, in Farmington Hills, MI. Dr. Parthasarathy is the young physician liaison to the APMA Board of Trustees, the young physician member of the APMA Path to Parity Committee, and was previously the young physician member of the APMA Legislative Committee.
She has lobbied for podiatry on Capitol Hill and is the APMAPAC coordinator for the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association. She is currently the podiatry section chief of Medstar Montgomery Medical Center, where she has been instrumental in the integration of acute ankle fracture privileges. She is an active volunteer and since 2011 has participated in Operation Footprint Honduras, a surgical mission.
A few words from those who nominated Dr. Parthasarathy:
“…her natural leadership style has led to her success within the hospital.”—Erika M. Schwartz, DPM
“Dr. Parthasarathy has shown an incredible energy and dedication to the profession.”—Jordan Stewart, DPM, MPMA President
“I have personally heard from some of the young women in our profession who look up to her.”—Aparna Duggirala, DPM, president, American Association for Women Podiatrists
Congratulations to Dr. Parthasarathy, who remains tireless in her contributions to the profession through her commitment to holding podiatric medicine to the highest standard.