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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRICAN AMERICAN " Dr CHARLES MODLIN " IS AN UROLOGIST AND KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SURGEON - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SURGEON; UROLOGIST, CLEVELAND CLINIC
PHYSICIAN

Dr. Charles Modlin
By STAN BULLARD
FROM THE NOMINATION:

Dr. Charles Modlin is an urologist and kidney transplant surgeon, one of fewer than 20 African-American transplant surgeons in the United States. In more than 22 years at the Cleveland Clinic, he has transformed an interest in why African-Americans suffer a disproportionate share of diseases into programs assisting the minority community.

One such effort began in 2003, the Minority Men's Health Fair at the Cleveland Clinic, which provides free health screenings to all men and has aided thousands in obtaining treatment.

A year later, in 2004, Modlin launched the Cleveland Clinic Minority Men's Health Center and the Center for Health Equity at the main campus, which is open three times a week and provides urological care and serves as a medical home base for thousands of minority males. It is the first clinic of its kind in the nation, according to the nomination.

He is a nationally known speaker on health disparities and served on the Ohio Commission on Minority Health for the last two governors.

Of Modlin, Dr. Eric Klein, chairman of the Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, said, “Nothing gets in his way when he wants to accomplish something. He's focused and intense. When he pursues a task he becomes a real bulldog.” Although the health fair is now supported by many staffers and vendors, he said Modlin launched it “almost single-handedly.”

Modlin joined the Clinic after serving there as a fellow in transplant immunology and renovascular and renal transplantation surgery. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and did a six-year residency in urological surgery at New York University. He serves on the Clinic's board of trustees. He also has authored scientific publications on a variety of minority-related medical topics.

In addition to belonging to the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Modlin is active with the American Urological Association's network of organ sharing minority affairs committee.

Modlin's work has been recognized often, including receiving the inaugural Daniel Hale Williams Humanitarianism in Medicine Award at Northwestern. He also received the Cleveland Clinic Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award, the Clinic's highest level of recognition for exemplary humanitarianism in medicine
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