Dr. Charles Modlin, M.D., MBA, is a Kidney Transplant Surgeon & Urologist in the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. In 2008 he was named as the Cleveland Clinic Executive Director Minority Health. He founded & directs Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center (MMHC). In 2011, The Atlanta Post selected him as one of the Top 21 Black Doctors in America.
Dr. Modlin graduated from Northwestern University in 1983, Northwestern University Medical School in 1987 (inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society). He completed a six-year residency in Urology at New York University, a three-year fellowship in kidney transplantation & renovascular surgery and transplant immunology (Cleveland Clinic 1993-1996), and joined the Cleveland Clinic Staff in 1996. He is noted as national leader for the Elimination of Health Disparities and was recently one of only 400 individuals selected nationally to present at the 2016 Clinton Foundation Health Matters Summit.
In 2003, Dr. Modlin established Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Fair and Minority Men’s Health Center to address healthcare needs of minority and underserved men. The annual MMHC Health Fair provides free health screenings for thousands of men. Honors include Ohio Governor board appointments to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and numerous awards and recognitions (Northwestern University Presidential Alumni Media 2003, Northwestern University Medical School Inaugural Daniel Hale Williams Award for Meritorious Service to Underserved Communities, 2007 Greater Cleveland Partnership MLK Community Service Award, Call & Post Newspaper 100 Top Influential Leaders Listing, Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine Best Doctors listing, Cleveland Clinic Bruce Hubbard Humanitarianism in Medicine Award, SCLC Excellence in Medicine Award, 2015 Crain’s Business Weekly Health Care Hero’s Award, 2015 Black Professional Association Professional of the Year Award among others.
Dr. Modlin lectures in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) and served as the CCLCM renal anatomy curriculum chairman. As Medical Staff Officer President Elect, Dr. Modlin serves on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors, Medical Executive Credentialing Committee, Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees, Cleveland Clinic Policy Committee, and the Cleveland Clinic Physician Conduct Committee.
Dr. Modlin’s research interests include improving organ donation rates and outcomes of kidney transplantation in African Americans and research in the areas of health disparities. Dr. Modlin has established an African American Male Biobank and is currently a special guest editor of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine series on Disparities in Health.
Dr. Modlin serves as the Physician Champion for the Cleveland Clinic Office of Diversity Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy and routinely mentors Cleveland Clinic Civic Education and other students. Dr. Modlin is the staff advisor of the Cleveland Clinic Organ Preservation Laboratory and is a member of several community and national boards, including the National Kidney Foundation, National Medical Fellowship, Health Legacy of Cleveland,100 Black Men and others.
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