Rich History of Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Medicine Continues
Dr. Richard E. Kreipe Receives Award from Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
March 19, 2012
Adolescent Medicine physicians are especially attuned to the pivotal stage in life, during which children make the big and often difficult transition into adulthood. Richard E. Kreipe, M.D., professor of Pediatrics, at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), has been recognized for his more than 30 year-career in advancing research, education, clinical care and community outreach to better address the health care needs of adolescents.
“It is humbling to receive this honor for the work that I care so passionately about – helping young people and their families,” said Kreipe. “I consider myself fortunate to be part of the rich history of pediatricians in Rochester committed to caring for adolescents.”
Kreipe is the fifth physician of with ties to URMC to receive this prestigious award. Adele Hoffman, M.D., a graduate of the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, received the inaugural award for Outstanding Achievement from SAHM in 1981. Elizabeth “Lissa” McAnarney, M.D., professor and chair emerita of Pediatrics at URMC, was awarded this honor in 1989, followed by Stanford B. Friedman, M.D., who was the first chief of Adolescent Medicine at URMC. Donald P. Orr, M.D., trained as a fellow at URMC and was recognized for his work by SAHM in 2009.
“Our faculty members have made a substantial footprint in the field of Adolescent Medicine,” said Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D., pediatrician-in-chief at Golisano Children’s Hospital and chair of URMC’s Department of Pediatrics. “We are proud to serve our local community and through the work we’ve done here and shared with our colleagues around the world, we’ve established ourselves as key players in this continually growing and increasingly important field of medicine.”