Dr. Nampiaparampil graduated from the seven-year combined BA/MD program at Northwestern University. She completed her internship, residency, and fellowship training through Harvard Medical School, where she received awards for her research and for “furthering the field of PM&R.” She is Board-certified in Pain Medicine, PM&R, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Her research focuses on preventing chronic pain by characterizing the factors that cause acute pain to progress to chronic pain. She has published her findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association and regularly writes for the journal on the subject of chronic pain. Dr. Nampiaparampil is interested in international health issues and has published in the International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. She has also appeared on CNN, CNN International, CBS, The Doctor Oz Show, and the soap opera, General Hospital.