Dr. Nampiaparampil

The Medical Center presents a Ladies Night Out with a new twist: via live broadcast at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. Due to the live broadcase, for which we thank Ocean Reef Club providing the link, there is no social distancing required and no attendance limit. Please check your Club email for information on joining the live broadcast.

The topic of our first Night Out of the season is “Mental Health During COVID-19,” presented by Geetha Nampiaparampil, M.D., a member of the cancer support services team at Miami Cancer Institute and part of Baptist Health South Florida. She specializes in psychosomatic medicine, also known as consultation-liaison psychiatry — the newest board-certified subspecialty in psychiatry. Focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in complex medically ill patients, she works collaboratively with a patient’s care team, she addresses the psychological symptoms the patient may experience following a cancer diagnosis and through long-term survivorship.

Dr. Nampiaparampil received her medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and completed her psychiatry residencies at Saint Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan/New York Medical College and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, also in New York. She also completed a psychosomatic medicine fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Nampiaparampil has worked as an attending psychiatrist at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She also served as assistant professor of psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She is board-certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, and has published numerous articles relating to her specialty in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Please join us for this informative presentation by Dr Nampiaparampil, whose background and experience make her eminently qualified in mental health and stress-related situations like the pandemic we are all weathering. We hope you will join this timely presentation for these unprecedented times under which we are living.

Our second and final Night Out of the season will be broadcast Feb. 3 and is open to ladies and men. Check the Night Out page for details.