• Charter Member: NOVO (National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics), Allergen Medical, Board of Advisors, 2007
• Shaping Futures—National Body Contouring Board of Advisors (Sponsored by Ethicon), 2006
• Trustees Award for Excellence in Medical Writing, Ochsner Medical Foundation, 1985
• Top Viewed Author award—The ACPS Research website (Knol) is a Google-award winning site with more than 100,000 website visitors
President, Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2012-2013
Houstonia magazine has named Dr. Patronella a Top Doctor award winner in every year since 2013. The magazine solicited peer nominations from nearly 16,000 medical professionals though out the Houston area and surrounding counties to obtain its Top Doctor nominees and winners.
Leading Providers-Plastic Surgeons of the United States, 2009
Dr. Patronella was selected as one of the “Ten Most Dependable Plastic Surgeons of the United States” in 2008, based upon a Goldline Research study published in Forbes Magazine (www.leadingproviders.com). In 2009, the firm honored Dr. Patronella by naming him to its “Leading Providers—Plastic Surgeons of the United States” list. Goldline Research identifies leading providers through an in-depth and multi-month research process.
Readers of Katy Living Magazine named Dr. Patronella “Best Plastic Surgeon,” in a 2013 Reader’s Choice poll the magazine conducted.
Dr.Patronella has been a consistent nominee for Texas Monthly Magazine’s annual Super Doctor™ list since 2001. Key Professional Media performs the polling, research and selection for Super Doctors through a process designed to find the doctors with a “high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” Key Professional Media performs polling, research, and selection of doctors. The nomination process consists of surveys of medical Doctors (peer balloting), panel review (group of peers chosen to review and score the nominees), and a research process. In this research process, Key Professional Media interviews and corresponds with medical professionals to identify the top doctors. More about the selection process can be found at http://www.superdoctors.com, or by contacting TexasMonthly® at
Dr. Patronella has been consistently selected by Houston-area physicians and citizens as one of the city’s top plastic surgeons. This honor is given to only the top one to two percent of doctors in a poll conducted and published annually in H Texas® Magazine. Voters select doctors for the Top Doc Award through mailed ballots and online voting at H Texas® Magazine’s website, www.HTexas.com
Doctor’s Choice Award, Health and Fitness Sports Magazine, December 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Houston-area physicians chose Dr. Patronella as a “Doctors’ Choice” in a 2008 survey published in Health and Fitness Magazine. The survey, which was mailed to more than 2.800 doctors in the Houston area, asked them to identify the top two plastic surgeons to whom they would send their friends and family members. To learn more, visit www.HealthAndFitnessMag.com.
Dr. Patronella received the prestigious award, “Best Aesthetic Journal Article” of 2008, from the respected Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In the article, “Thromboembolism in High Risk Aesthetic Surgery,” Dr. Patronella and his colleagues presented research based upon a review of 3,871 body contouring cases.
“Best Presentation Award,” Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006
As a result of his insights related to preventing deep vein thrombosis in patients, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons selected Dr. Patronella to receive its prestigious “Best Presentation Award,” at its annual meeting in 2006.