Charles Mehlman, DO, MPH, has received a Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio University Alumni Association.

Mehlman is director of Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research and co-director of the Brachial Plexus Center at Cincinnati Children’s.  He earned his degree in osteopathic medicine from Ohio University in 1989.

Mehlman was honored for his contributions to the OU Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine as a medical educator, researcher and mentor. He also serves on the college’s capital campaign committee. 

“This college did amazing things for me,” Dr. Mehlman says. “It gave a farm boy from eastern Ohio amazing opportunities. Of all my alma maters, the one that I feel the most love for, without a doubt, is Ohio University.”

After graduating in 1989, Mehlman completed an internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, OH, and an internal medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center. After completing a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s, he went on to earn an MPH degree in clinical effectiveness and outcomes research at the Harvard School of Public Health.