Norma Perez-Veridiano, MD (pictured above) was an honoree during the New York Academy of Medicine’s 168th Anniversary Discourse and Awards honoring the 30-years Fellows on Nov. 5, 2015.

Venue was at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

She was amongst the 27 distinguished honorees.

A practicing obstetrician gynecologist in the New York metropolitan area, Dr. Veridiano is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at SUNY Downstate.

She obtained her Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Far Eastern University of the Philippines, Juris Doctor (JD) at the Fordham University School of Law, and master’s degree in Health Care Management (SM) at the Harvard University School of Public Health.

In 1992 and 1994, she was voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Maimonides Medical Center and, in 1994, Outstanding Professor of the Year by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) District 2-Junior Fellows.

She was chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBG) at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

She had served as director of gynecology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and associate director of OBG at Maimonides Medical Center.

She is the founder and owner of the only accredited free-standing birthing in Metropolitan New York offering out-of-hospital birthing option for low-risk women desiring evidence-based, low intervention maternity care provided by midwives.

She is also the founder and managing partner of a group of obstetricians-gynecologists serving women of diverse ethnic and religious background.

On Oct. 28, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, they celebrated the opening of the city’s first “milk depot” where lactating moms can donate milk for others’ babies at the Brooklyn Birthing Center.

Dr. Veridiano is married to Dr. Leon Veridiano and they have two children, Ira and Jennifer Love.