Charles Davis, MD


Charles Davis, MD

Appointed: 2001

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Charles Davis, MD
Department: Community Pediatrics
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code IN20
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
Charles Davis, MD
Department: Center for Pediatric Nephrology
Location: Childrens Hospital for Rehabilitation
Mail Code IN20
2801 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Cleveland, OH 44104
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Charles A. Davis, M.D., practices general pediatrics and pediatric nephrology with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. He is Section Head at the Independence Family Health and Surgery Center. He sees patients at the Independence Family Health and Surgery Center and at the Shaker Campus.

In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Davis also is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University.  Dr. Davis is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his medical degree from Harvard University. His post-graduate training includes a pediatric internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a pediatric residency at Stanford University Hospital, and a pediatric nephrology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Davis is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, International Society of Nephrology, and International Society of Pediatric Nephrology. And, he is an established basic researcher and has published a number of research articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as text books chapters.

His specialty interests include hypertension, nephrotic syndrome, and bladder dysfunction.

Professional Highlights

  • Cleveland clinic Division of  Nursing Nightingale Physician Award, May 10, 2007

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Hospital Medical Center
Pediatric Nephrology
Cincinnati, OH USA
Residency - Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, CA USA
Internship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT USA
Medical School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA

Specialty Interests

adolescence, adolescent health care, adolescent issues, adolescent medicine, adolescents, Asthma, asthma care, attention deficit disorder, breastfeeding, child development, general pediatric health, General Pediatric preventive care, General pediatrics, general pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Healthy newborn care, Newborn Care, newborns, pediatric infectious disease, pediatrics, preventive pediatrics, respiratory illness, young child care, pediatric nephrology


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • International Society of Pediatric Nephrology

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English