Prof. Dr. Padmini Murthy
Dr. Padmini (Mini) Murthy is a Professor and Global Health Director at New York Medical College. Dr. Murthy is a physician and an activist who did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has practiced medicine and public health for the past 28 years in various countries. Dr. Murthy serves as the Medical Women’s International Association, Vice President for North America and NGO Alt representative the United Nations. She also serves a member of the Executive Council of the NGO CSW Committee of NY at the United Nations. Murthy is Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Medical Women’s Association and The Royal society of Public Health
Dr. Murthy is widely published and is the author and editor of Women’s Global Health and Human Rights and she serves as a peer reviewer for several publications. She has made over 125 presentations on women’s and children’s health nationally and internationally She has been working to promote safe motherhood and other health initiatives focused on women in India, Malawi and Grenada and Nepal Dr. Murthy has been the recipient of numerous awards. She was the 1st American woman physician to receive the Jhirad Oration Award. She has also been the recipient of the Soujouner Truth Pin which is given to those women who excel in community service. In March 2016 Murthy was awarded the prestigious Blackwell Medal by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and is the first Indian born American to get this honor since its inception since 1949.