Dr. Modic joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2018 as Senior Vice President Population Health and Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. Dr. Modic is working with the Population Health team to integrate clinical activities and establish and enable evidence-based clinical standards across diverse network-based ambulatory and inpatient settings.
Before joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Modic practiced for more than 35 years in Cleveland, primarily at the Cleveland Clinic where he also served as Chairman of the Division of Radiology from 1989 through 2006, Chairman of the Neurological Institute from 2006 through 2015, and as Chief Clinical Transformation Officer through December of 2017. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and Board of Directors of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and a recipient of the Gold Medal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Imaging.
Dr. Modic earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine in 1975. He completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Neuroradiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Modic’s clinical practice and research interests have been focused on Neuro-Imaging with a special interest in degenerative disease of the spine and its natural history. In addition to his administrative efforts, he continues to be involved in clinical research and care, committing time to clinical service and the teaching and mentoring of residents, fellows, and junior staff as a member of the Neuroradiology section within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.