This month, Health Legacy of Cleveland is proud to recognize one of our long serving Board Members, Charles Modlin, MD.  He has had a brilliant career in the medical field, bridging the health disparity gap for minorities.  Recently, he has joined MetroHealth after more than three decades at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was Executive Director of Minority Health. Dr. Modlin is MetroHealth’s first Medical Director for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.  In this role, he is part of the leadership team for diversity working with Chief Equity Officer, Alan Nievel. He is also maintaining a urology practice.

At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Modlin became well-known for the annual Minority Men’s Health Fair he launched in 2003 to offer free health screenings and examinations to men from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

His duties at MetroHealth include recruiting a more diverse medical staff, building a more inclusive culture and reducing disparities in health outcomes.

Dr. Modlin stated that he is excited and enthusiastic about joining MetroHealth.  He is impressed by seeing the work that MetroHealth is doing in the community to address health disparities and how this phenomenal effort is having such a great impact in communities throughout Cleveland.

Dr. Modlin has spent decades tackling health disparities that disproportionately impact and burden minorities and the underserved, not only in his specialty fields of kidney transplant surgery and urology but in the broader medical world.

In March 2020 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appointed Dr. Modlin to serve on the Ohio Governor’s Minority Covid-19 Strike Force where he chaired the Education, Communications and Outreach Subcommittee.

According to Boulang MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer of The MetroHealth System, “Dr. Modlin brings a wealth of experience that will build on our current Inclusion, Diversity and Equity efforts,” “We have committed to a comprehensive Underrepresented Minority Recruitment Strategy, and one of Dr. Modlin’s key responsibilities will be to support the advancement of diverse provider talent at MetroHealth.”

We at Health Legacy of Cleveland, Ohio appreciate all of the tireless work Dr. Modlin has contributed over many decades in Cleveland.  We value him as a stellar performer in the medical field and as an important contributor to the success of Health Legacy.  At a recent retreat, he shared with all of our Board Members valuable information and direction that will help our organization be more successful as we enter the next chapter of 25 Years of service to the Greater Cleveland Area.