Narayan to receive 2022 Excellence in Professionalism Award

Every spring the Duke University School of Medicine recognizes the achievements of a number of our colleagues with the presentation of School of Medicine faculty awards. This year's faculty awards will be presented at the annual School of Medicine Spring Faculty Celebration on Tuesday, May 10 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Duke Gardens. 

Congratulations to Aditee Narayan, MD, MPH on this well-deserved honor!

Excellence in Professionalism Award

Aditee Narayan, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Child Abuse and Neglect

The Excellence in Professionalism Award was established to recognize the importance of promoting ethical and professional behavior within our community.  This award is presented annually to a faculty member who exemplifies professionalism and personifies Duke’s guiding principles of respect, trustworthiness, diversity, teamwork, and learning.  

Dr. Narayan is professor of pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health. She received her MPH degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 and her MD degree from Duke University in 2000. She completed her pediatric residency, chief resident year, and child abuse pediatrics fellowship in Duke’s Department of Pediatrics before joining the faculty in 2006. She served as an associate program director for the Duke Pediatric Residency Training Program for a decade before transitioning into the role of director of pediatric undergraduate medical education and then associate dean for curricular affairs.

As associate dean for curricular affairs, Dr. Narayan leads the Office of Curricular Affairs and is responsible for the overall development, implementation, and ongoing renewal of the medical students’ educational program. She oversees medical student testing and assessment, program evaluation, and accreditation. Dr. Narayan is also responsible for assisting with the delivery of the Duke curriculum to Duke-NUS, our sister school in Singapore, and serves on the Joint Academic Committee of Duke-NUS. 

Dr. Narayan has held numerous national roles in multiple organizations including the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and the Helfer Society. In 2016, she was awarded the Robert S. Holm Award, a national leadership and mentorship recognition by her peers, and most recently, in 2019 was a recipient of the Duke University School of Medicine Master Clinician/Teacher Award.