WHITE PLAINS, NY – May 11, 2011 - Argy Stampas, M.D., director of spinal cord injury medicine at The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, has been selected as one of 40 “Rising Stars—Westchester’s Forty Under Forty” program by The Business Council of Westchester. He will be honored at an awards ceremony Thursday, June 9, 2011 at MasterCard Worldwide in Purchase. According to the Council, Dr. Stampas was chosen because he is a young professional “who surpasses expectations, raises the bar, sets new standards of success, and makes important contributions to the Westchester County business community.”
The “Forty under Forty” program is in its eighth year.
A native of Queens, Dr. Stampas graduated from Locust Valley High School in Nassau County. He received his B.S. in biology, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his doctorate of medicine from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He served his internship and residency in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
He also completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Stampas resides in White Plains with his wife and two children.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Burke is both an acute rehabilitation hospital and medical research center. Burke’s world renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment, while its research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and pulmonary medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay.