Paul Kinberg, DPM, was honored with the Award of Excellence on Sunday, March 20. Dr. Kinberg was nominated by Leslie Campbell, DPM, then president of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association. The award is presented to members in good standing in recognition of outstanding national accomplishments in scientific, professional, or civic endeavors. Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding service to APMA.
Dr. Kinberg graduated in 1974 from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine). He completed a preceptorship with Bernard J. Hersh, DPM, in Dallas in 1978. Among his awards are the Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA) Distinguished Service Award in 2004, and a spot on Podiatry Management magazine’s 175 Most Influential Podiatrists list in 2006. He has published countless papers and given lectures to contribute to and influence the profession.
A few words from those who nominated Dr. Kinberg:
Dr. Kinberg’s work on the ICD-10 conversion has [helped] many APMA members make sense of the change in how we bill our services. He has shown his leadership abilities as he has taken the reins on this project for APMA.—Joseph Caporusso, DPM, APMA past president
Dr. Kinberg spearheaded APMA’s plan for podiatric physicians in preparation for the ICD-10 initiative. This required an enormous effort with countless hours of dedication.—Kenneth F. Malkin, DPM
There’s no one I can think of in this profession [who] has earned APMA’s Award of Excellence more fully than Dr. Kinberg.—Don Canada, TPMA executive director
Dr. Kinberg thanked his family and colleagues and those who recommended him for their encouragement. He thanked Don Canada for more than 25 years of work for the profession and for being a friend and mentor. He also thanked APMA Health Policy and Practice Director Scott Haag, JD, MSPH, for his unwavering leadership and skill and lauded the work of APMA Consultant Harry Goldsmith, DPM, and his dedicated service to podiatric medicine.