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Charles Kolodkin

Cleveland Clinic

Charles Kolodkin, JD, MBA

Executive Director, Enterprise Risk and Insurance


Mr. Kolodkin writes the healthcare professional liability insurance column for IRMI.com.

Mr. Kolodkin is the 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 program.

Prior to joining The Cleveland Clinic in 2005, Mr. Kolodkin was the senior vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., advising multihospital 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 nonprofit 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 bachelor of arts from Miami University (Ohio), a master of business administration from the University of Georgia, and a juris doctor 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. He has been active in numerous risk management and insurance professional organizations on a local, national, and international level, participating on committees, holding elective offices, and speaking at conferences.