Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Awards Physician Payal Aggarwal with Top Honor
The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine announced July 11 that Payal Aggarwal was honored in recognition for her service, leadership, research and dedication.
The Indian American physician, who graduated with a doctor of osteopathic medicine, or DO, degree from the college last month and recently began her residency at Brooklyn Hospital’s pediatrics division, grew up wanting to become a doctor after seeing her grandfather in India suffering from cancer.
When she turned 10, she began volunteering for the American Cancer Society, according to a Touro COM news release.
Now, working in pediatrics, she said in the news release she is “thrilled” and “can’t wait to see what the future has in store.”
Aggarwal hopes to pursue pediatric oncology, which she aspired to after volunteering at a camp for kids diagnosed with cancer, Camp Happy Days, an experience that she wrote about in The DO magazine, according to the Touro release.
Aggarwal’s contributions have been so substantial, along with her achievements, that the college of medicine recognized her with its highest honor, ‘Student DO of the Year’.