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Charles J. Meakin, MD, MHA

Medical Director, Care Oncology Clinic USA

Dr. Meakin joined Care Oncology in June 2019 after 30 years of radiation oncology practice in the Charlotte, NC area and Northern California and Cincinnati previously.  He has studied health optimization strategies all his career and is a certified Bulletproof Coach and has a charity coaching website called Coach It Forward Chuck.  He uses his oncology background with whole patient care strategies to best manage patient goals and foster success.  He performed his premedical education at Notre Dame University, Medical School at University of Cincinnati, and Oncology training at Stanford University Hospital. He is also currently in a fellowship studying entrepreneurial strategies at University of Notre Dame ESTEEM Program till 5-2020.  

ExperienceDr. Charles Meakin

6/2019-Present
Medical Director of Care Oncology Clinic USA

6/2019- Present
University Notre Dame, ESTEEM Program on Entrepreneurial Studies

1/2019- Present
Coach It Forward Chuck Charity Health and Wellness Coaching Hub and Resource

10/94 – 12/18
Medical Director of Radiation Oncology Center at CaroMont Cancer Center, Gaston, Gastonia, NC

9/91 – 7/94
Private Practice Radiation Oncologist, Santa Rosa, CA

9/91 – 6/94 Concurrent with above
Developed an out-patient cancer center with a seven member Medical Oncology Group at Santa Memorial Hospital. Opened 6/95

8/89-9/91
Radiation Oncologist at The Christ Hospital in Private Practice Cincinnati, Ohio

Charles J. Meakin III, MD, MHA

8/89 – 9/91 Concurrent with above

Paid member of the Clinical Faculty of the University of Cincinnati Radiation Oncology Residency with full time resident and part time teaching commitments

Education

Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science

1981                                 University of Notre Dame; South Bend Indiana – BA Economics/Pre-Med

Medical School
1985 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Cincinnati, Ohio – M.D.

Postgraduate & Post Doctorate Training
1985-1986 Medical Internship at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
1986-1989 Radiation Oncology Resident at Stanford University Hospital; Stanford California

  • One Month Rotation – Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
  • One Month Rotation – Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, Ca

1993-1994 St. Mary’s College of Moraga, Moraga, CA; Master’s in Health & Administration

Professional Associations

Professional Society Memberships
1986-Present America Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
1990 Board Certified in Radiation Oncology through The American College of Radiology 1994 – 2010 American College of Radiology, North Carolina Medical Society
1998-2003 and Gaston Hospice Board, 2003 President
2013-Present
2005-2007 Gaston County Medical School President

Service and Committees
1993-1994 Head of Young Physician Group of Sonoma County Medical, Association for Northern California Regional District
1993-1994 Alternate Delegate to The California Medical Association for Northern California Regional District
1995-2002 Gaston Cancer Society Board Member
1995-2003 Hospice Professional Board
2003-2010 Executive Board Member US National Whitewater, Center Currently Secretary 2003-2012 Board Member Catawba Lands Conservancy
2000-Present Gastonia Parks and Recreation Board
2004-2012 Gaston County Community Foundation Board
2005-2007 President Gaston County Medical Society
2013-Present CaroMont Health Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

1981 Mayfield Neurologic Institute Fellowship Award for Research Presentation
1983 Finished 1st in The Neuroscience Division at The Midwest Medical Student Research Forum at Michigan State University
1988 Presented Review of Stanford Hodgkin’s Disease Protocol Results at American Society of
Radiation Oncologist Meeting in New Orleans, LA
2005 CaroMont Hospital Spiritual Care award to physician who demonstrated holistic patient care

Research & Publications

Research
1981 Summer Student Internship at The Mayfield Neurologic Institute
1981-1982 Part-time Clinical Research Department of Internal Medicine and Orthopedics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
1985-1986 Part-time Photodynamic Therapy Research at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio 1987-1989 Clinical Research Reviewing Stanford Hodgkin’s Disease Trails
1989-1991 Principal Investigator of the Radiation Clinical Research Trial Through The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
1989-1994 Clinical Investigator for The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) in Cincinnati, OH and then in Santa Rosa, CA
1990-1991 Principal Investigator for The National Prostate Detection Project at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati OH
1994-Present Member of regional protocol association through hospital for access to national clinical trials including RTOG, SWOG, NSABP

Publications
October 1983 Meakin, C.J., and Keller, J. Pathways of Vascular Headache: Identification of the Sensory Neurons Innervating the Arteries of he Anterior Cerebral Circulation of the Cat. Journal of Clinical Research, Vol. 31, Number 4
1984 Steiger, H.J., and Meakin, C.J., The Meningeal Represenation in the Trigeminal Ganglion, An Experimental Study in the Cat. Headache 24, 305-309
1985                                 Meakin, C.J., Hobson, C. And First, R, Avascular (Aseptic) Necrosis of Bone Following Renal Transplantation, International Journal of Artificial Organs, Vol 8, Number 1, pp. 19-20
1991 Carlson, R.W., Sikic, B.I., Gandara, D.R., Hendrickson, C.G, …Meakin, C.J., McWirter, K.M.,
Late Consolidative Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cancer, Sept. 1, 68(5), 948-58

Community Work

2002 Belmont Abbey College – two term board member and head of student retention committee 2004 Gaston County Community Foundation – two term board member
2004 Catawba Lands Conservancy, Charlotte, NC – two term board member (personally conserved 285 acres in Gaston and Lincoln County along South Fork River)
2006 US National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, NC – Start up board member and past board Secretary
2006-Present Member of Gastonia Parks and Recreation Board