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Charles Modlin

Jr., MD, MBA
Kidney Transplant Surgeon & Executive Director
Minority Health Cleveland Clinic
Charles Modlin

Brief Bio

Dr. Charles Modlin, M.D., MBA, Past President Cleveland Clinic Medical Staff, Member Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, is a Kidney Transplant Surgeon & Urologist, Executive Director Minority Health and Cleveland Clinic Physician Lead for Public Health. He founded & directs Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center (MMHC) and in 2003 established Cleveland Clinic’s Annual Minority Men’s Health Fair and in 2011 was named by The Atlanta Post as one of the Top 21 Black Doctors in America. Dr. Modlin is the First African American Staff Urologist in the History of Cleveland Clinic AND is the First and Only ever Black Kidney Transplant Surgeon in the History of Cleveland Clinic and one of only approximately 20 black transplant surgeons in the nation.

He graduated from Northwestern University and Northwestern University Medical School, completed a six-year residency in Urology at New York University, a three-year fellowship in kidney transplantation surgery at Cleveland Clinic and joined the Cleveland Clinic Staff in 1996. He is a noted national leader for the eliminating health disparities as well as a strong national proponent for educating and informing minority communities regarding the importance of organ donation and increasing minority access to kidney and organ transplantation.

Honors include Appointment to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health by two Ohio Governors, Northwestern University Presidential Alumni Medal, 2007 MLK Greater Cleveland Partnership Community Service Award, Call & Post 100 Top Influential Leaders, 2016 Cleveland Crain’s Health Care Heroes Award, numerous Cleveland Magazine Best Doctors recognitions, Cleveland Clinic Bruce Hubbard Stewart Humanitarianism Award, and the prestigious 2015 Black Professional Association Black Professional of the Year recognition among many other recognitions and awards.

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