Vinni Makin, MD
Dr. Vinni Makin is the Director of Endocrinology for the Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute in the East region; where she provides overall direction and leadership for endocrinology operations for six distinct facilities, overseeing over 25,000 patient encounters each year. With a career spanning the areas of education, clinical work and administration, Dr. Makin is renowned for her expertise at balancing the theoretical knowledge of endocrinology with actual clinical practice. She has successfully devised scalable processes for making healthcare delivery more efficient, while continually improving institutional standards of patient care.
As a firm believer in improving public health through better education of healthcare providers, Dr. Makin holds a number of academic appointments, including the Director of the 2nd year Endocrinology Curriculum at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the past Director of Endocrinology Curriculum at the Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency program. Dr. Makin was the Education Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute, a highly competitive Fellowship focused on leadership in original, independent research in the field of medical education. A celebrated educator, Dr. Makin has won a host of awards for developing the next generation of healthcare professionals, including the Scholarship in Teaching Award in both 2014 and 2016.
Active across a variety of professional organizations, Dr. Makin is a board member of the Ohio Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), and has served on various national committees such as the AACE National Diversity and Inclusion Committee, AACE Public Impact Committee, the Search committee for the editor- in chief for “Endocrine Practice” as well as “AACE Clinical Case Reports”. Recently, as the Director of the EMI grand rounds, Dr. Makin has led the transformation of the Endocrinology Grand Rounds through a nationalization initiative called EMI LIVE, which focuses on broadcasting the grand rounds nationally, increasing the outreach, influence and audience tenfold.
A Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, Dr. Makin underwent medical training at the Lady Hardinge Medical College, one of India’s top 10 medical colleges. She then pursued an internal medicine residency from John Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, and completed her endocrinology fellowship from the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Makin is an alumnus of the prestigious Case Western Reserve University FLEX Leadership program, that focuses on developing female physicians for top-tier leadership opportunities.
It is my honor and privilege to be nominated as the 2021 President- elect for the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio. I am delighted to have this platform to further the standards of medicine and improve access for underserved populations – two ideals that are foundational to my professional journey, and something that AIPNO has always stood for. More importantly, if there is one thing 2020 has shown, it is that seemingly insurmountable adversity can be overcome by working together – to that end, I am most excited to partner with the AIPNO Board of Trustees, President Dr. Dharmesh Mehta, Officers and all members in serving our community and getting closer to the ideal of health-for-all.
We hope that you will continue to support us as we move upward and forward.
Vinni Makin MD, FACE