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San Jose surgeon receives CMA’s speaker’s recognition award

October 18, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership 


Philipp M. Lippe, M.D., was chosen to receive the California Medical Association (CMA) 2018 Gary F. Krieger Speaker’s Recognition Award. The recipient of this award is hand-selected by the current CMA Speaker of the House for remarkable contributions to CMA and its House of Delegates.

The award was presented this past weekend at CMA’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento.

“The recipient of this year’s Krieger Award is a man whose dedication and service has been profound,” said Lee Snook, Jr., M.D., Speaker of the CMA House of Delegates. “[Dr. Lippe] continues to contribute his unique and heralded expertise with a drive towards excellence. His contributions cannot be understated, underestimated, nor undervalued.”

Dr. Lippe has been a member of CMA for 54 years, and a member of the House of Delegates for 41 years. He has served on many committees and councils and on the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Lippe has been instrumental in strengthening CMA’s many scientific inquiries and positions. He was the moving force behind CMA’s Landmark White Paper on Opioids, which greatly influenced the Medical Board of California’s November 2014 Opioid Treatment Guidelines.

He also initiated the American Medical Association’s First Pain Summit and founded the Pain and Palliative Medicine Specialty Council.

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