Charles Kolodkin

Charles Kolodkin

Executive Director, Enterprise Risk and Insurance, The Cleveland Clinic

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The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue, JJ19
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Phone: (216) 445–1106


Charles Kolodkin writes the healthcare professional liability insurance column for

Mr. Kolodkin is executive director for Enterprise Risk and Insurance at the Cleveland Clinic Health System, one of the country's largest healthcare organizations, whose flagship facility is consistently rated among the nation's top five hospitals. He is responsible for all risk management activities of the enterprise, including risk finance, captive operations, managing claims, and administering the enterprise risk management (ERM) program.

Prior to joining The Cleveland Clinic in 2005, Mr. Kolodkin was senior vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., advising multi-hospital systems, physician groups, and managed care organizations in the areas of risk management and risk finance. Mr. Kolodkin also served for over 10 years at the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas as the officer responsible for risk management, insurance, professional liability litigation, and captive operations. Mr. Kolodkin has over 30 years of experience in the insurance business with the past 25 devoted exclusively to the healthcare industry.

Mr. Kolodkin received a B.A. degree from Miami University (Ohio); an M.B.A. degree from the University of Georgia; and a J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law. He has also been awarded the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and both the Fellow and Distinguished Fellow designations from the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). He has been active in numerous risk management and insurance professional organizations on a local, national, and international level, participating on committees, holding elective office, and speaking at conferences.