Michel Jose Charles was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where he attended Father Andre’s college Canado Haitian and College Classiques D’Haiti.
Following an excellent high school career, Dr. Charles’s outstanding scholastic achievement earned him entry into the school of Medicine at North East University Tampico, Tamps., Mexico where he graduated at the top of his class. He interned at the Institution of Social Security of Mexico (ISSM) and the Social Service Department of Health, City of Madero, Tamps, Mexico. Dr. Charles was recognized by the Department of Public Health, Tampico, Tamps.; Mexico, as the best Medical Doctor of Community Medicine; while in Mexico, Dr. Charles served as General Practitioner, Counselor and Advisor and performed various preventative medicine functions as a Public Health Agent at the General Hospital in Tampico.
In 1986, Dr. Charles migrated to New York and completed his Postgraduate studies at Columbia University. He also completed a residency program in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Charles is also Board Certified as an Internist and Gastroenterologist.
Dr.Charles professional accomplishments are notable. He served as an attending physician in the Department of Health and Emergency Medical at Ryker’s Island, Kings County Hospital, VA Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate, Brookdale Hospital and Paul Cooper Drug Rehabilitation Program. Currently, Dr.Charles serves as attending physician and program director at Brookdale Hospital, while maintaining a thriving private practice. He also volunteers on several medical missions venturing to Haiti, Guyana and the Dominican Republic.
In addition to his professional commitments, Dr.Charles is the Vice President of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE), Member of the Board of Directors of the Aesculepius Medical Society and the treasurer of Committed Citizen for Youth, Education and Health (CCYEH).
From a physician’s perspective Dr.Charles notes that injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane form of discrimination. As a person, he recognizes that ethnicity and social class often determine these disparities. With this knowledge in mind, he goes out of his way to show compassion and concern for humanity, especially to the underprivileged, and he has dedicated his life to provide service to the underserved communities of Brooklyn and Haiti.
Dr.Charles is humbled by his success and gives credit to his mother. Most importantly, he thanks his wife of over twenty-five years and his immediate family for their undying love and support.