Title: Emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine
Company: Loma Linda University
Location: Redlands, California, United States
Edwin H. Krick, MPH, MD, Emeritus Associate Professor at Loma Linda University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.
Dr. Krick’s uncle, Roy Parsons was a missionary in Africa for 50 years and he was Dr. Krick’s inspiration and the reason he became interested in medicine. In addition, his mother was a nurse and that helped push him the direction of his profession. Dr. Krick first earned a BA in chemistry from Atlantic Union College in 1957. From there, he received an MD and MPH from Loma Linda University in 1961 and 1971, respectively. While earning his MD, he interned at White Memorial Hospital from 1961 to 1962. He then became a resident in internal medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center from 1970 to 1973 and followed that up by becoming a fellow in rheumatology and immunology at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation from 1974 to 1976. Dr. Krick is a diplomate in internal medicine and rheumatology of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. The National Board of Medicine also certified him in preventative medicine in the United States and Japan.
In 1962, Dr. Krick became the third American to pass his board in the Japanese Language. When he graduated, he went to Japan because he wanted to learn the Japanese language. He did not want an interpreter he wanted to go to the mission field where he could speak to the people. Dr. Krick became a staff physician at the Tokyo Adventist Hospital from 1962 until 1966. From there, he became the director of the Kobe Adventist Clinic of the Japan Mission Seventh-Day Adventists from 1966-1970. After his time in Japan, Dr. Kricks came back to work for his alma mater Loma Linda University. He started out as an instructor of preventive medicine in 1971, he then moved up to an assistant professor of medicine in 1976 and to an associate professor of medicine in 1980. Dr. Krick worked his way up to the dean of public health in 1986, holding the position until 1990 when he became an emeritus associate professor, a position he holds to this day.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Krick was named Alumnus of the Year by Loma Linda University School of Medicine Alumni Association in 1988. He received the Merlin A. Hendrickson Outstanding Contribution Award from the San Bernardino County Medical Society in 2014 and the Iner Shield-Ritchie Presidential Award. Dr. Krick was also inducted as a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Society, the San Bernardino County Medical Society and Alpha Omega Alpha. In his spare time, Dr. Krick has clocked over 2000 hours of flying time as a private pilot.
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