Achievements

Riordan Clinic and its holistic health care staff have won numerous awards and honors for achievements in the process of serving co-learners as they journey to feel their absolute best. We work hard to continuously improve services and further research and we are extremely honored when we are recognized for those efforts.

The following are some of the achievements and awards for which we are particularly proud.

Healthcare Heroes 2017 – Ron Hunninghake, MD

Healthcare Heroes 2017 – Ron Hunninghake, MD

Date Honored:

Wichita Business Journal | August 2017 | Healtchare Heroes | Category: Physicians

By   – Reporter, Wichita Business Journal

Dr. Ron Hunninghake is nearing 30 years with the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, helping patients increase their wellness through the nutrition-based care pioneered by founder Dr. Hugh Riordan.

With nearly three decades of improving lives at the clinic, it’s no surprise that Hunninghake is known by patients and staff alike by the more familiar name of “Dr. Ron.”

Hunninghake is a native Kansan who began his career as a small town doctor north of Salina in the town of Minneapolis.

He joined Riordan in 1989, and has been the clinic’s medical director ever since.

 

It is work that has taken him around the globe, having lectured on Riordan specialties such as vitamin therapy for cancer patients in countries all over the world.

It has also brought the world to Wichita.

“Dr. Ron has helped revolutionize the face of holistic medicine and the use of High Dose IV Vitamin C in the treatment of cancer and chronic disease,” says Erin Manning, marketing director at Riordan. “He has patients fly in from all over the world and is invited to speak at conferences globally. He is truly a pioneer.”

His work at the clinic has also seen him carry on the tenets of its late founder, including the focus on the patient-doctor relationship, proper diagnosis and the power of nature to help treat the patient as a whole person.

In addition, Hunninghake is the current chairman-elect of the International Schizophrenia Foundation, and sits on the board of directors for the Pure North S’Energy Foundation in Canada and has been a regular presenter at their Orthomolecular Medicine Today conference.

He is also the co-author of three books and numerous papers on subjects including inflammation, supplements and diabetes prevention.

While his expertise may have made “Dr. Ron” known around the world, it has been the impact on patients that has made the greatest difference.

“Thousands of patients credit their health and well-being to his guidance and care,” says Anne Zauderer, a chiropractor at the clinic and Hunninghake’s daughter. “He has dedicated his life and medical career to constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of medicine for the good of his patients. He is a vital force in the Wichita medical community.”

Award for Medical Excellence in the Area of ​​Anti-Aging

Award for Medical Excellence in the Area of ​​Anti-Aging

Date Honored: November 2016

In November of 2016 Dr Nina Mikirova, Riordan Clinic Director of Research, was invited to speak at the 4th Symposium on Regenerative Medicine in Mexico City. At the conference Dr Mikirova was honored with an Award for Medical Excellence in the Area of ​​Anti-Aging.

Academic Excellence Award

Academic Excellence Award

Date Honored: April 9, 2016

Dr Nina Mikirova, Director of Research at the Riordan Clinic, was given an Academic Excellence Award for her contribution of academic knowledge to humanity by the Acadamia Mundial de Terapia Neural segun Huneke y Odontologia Neurofocal (Ecuador). President: Prof. Dr. Med. Fernando Pinto Floril and Secretary: Dr. Med. Julio Villarroel Leon.

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Orthomolecular Doctor of the Year

Orthomolecular Doctor of the Year

Date Honored: April 2002

Dr. Hugh Riordan was named the Outstanding Orthomolecular Physician of the Year by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Dr. Riordan was the co-founder of Riordan Clinic, and was recognized as a pioneer in orthomolecular medicine and research on vitamin c. Dr. Riordan passed away in 2005.

Medical Research Award

Medical Research Award

Date Honored: March 2008

Scientists at the Riordan Clinic Research Institute received a prestigious award for a scientific article about a stem cell discovery. The scientific journal article entitled “Endometrial regenerative cells: A novel stem cell population” received BioMed Central’s Research Article of the Year in Medicine Award sponsored by Microsoft Research.

Orthomolecular Doctor of the Year

Orthomolecular Doctor of the Year

Date Honored: April 2008

Dr. James Jackson was named the “Orthomolecular Doctor of the Year” by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, making Riordan Clinic the only institution (at the time) to have two recipients of this honor. (The late Dr. Hugh Riordan received the award in 2002.) Dr. Jackson has since retired, but during his time as Laboratory Director, he published more than 115 scientific articles and received numerous grants for nutrition and cancer research.

Riordan Clinic Research Institute Receives Patent

Riordan Clinic Research Institute Receives Patent

Date Honored: 2011

Riordan Clinic scientists Dr. Nina Mikirova, Dr. Joseph Casciari, and Dr. Ronald Hunninghake patented a new technology that may help doctors determine the severity of fatigue in their patients. The research was published in the January/February 2012 issue of the journal, Alternative Therapies, and was titled “The Assessment of the Energy Metabolism in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Serum Fluorescence Emission.”

Hugh D. Riordan Endowed Chair Established

Hugh D. Riordan Endowed Chair Established

Date Honored: September 2011

The University of Kansas Medical Center established the Hugh D. Riordan Endowed Chair for Orthomolecular Medicine and Research in 2011 to honor Dr. Riordan’s legacy as a gifted healer, educator and health-care advocate. The fund provides training in the vital components of integrative medicine using natural products as healing tools for future generations of physicians and health-care professionals.

Orthomolecular Hall of Fame

Orthomolecular Hall of Fame

Date Honored: April 2013

Ron Hunninghake, MD of the Riordan Clinic, was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. The Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame honors the contributions of pioneers in the advancement of Orthomolecular Medicine. 

Pearl Maker Award

Pearl Maker Award

Date Honored: October 2014

Nina Mikirova, PhD, Director of Research for Riordan Clinic was given a Pearl Maker award. The award recognizes individuals or organizations whose actions best further the Riordan Clinic mission to stimulate an epidemic of health, worldwide. Dr. Mikirova was recognized for her continued commitment in the battle to find a cure for cancer.