CMA Plessner Award winner receives presidential appointment

April 30, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

Horacio Rodiles, M.D., an Imperial Valley nephrologist, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, a bi-national body made up of federal secretaries of health, the chief health officers of 10 border states and prominent community health professionals from both nations.

Dr. Rodiles has since 2006 practiced with Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in El Centro, California. He was president of Kidney Medical Associates of Imperial County, Inc. from 2003 to 2006, and worked in private practice from 1988 to 2002. 

In 2007, he received the Frederick K.M. Plessner Memorial Award from the California Medical Association for his outstanding achievements in medicine in a rural community, most notably starting the Imperial Valley's first dialysis center.

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