Dr. Charles Hinshaw Recognized for Excellence in Healthcare

Bio-Center Laboratory Director Dr. Charles Hinshaw, MD, was recognized in early November for Excellence in Healthcare by the Wichita Business Journal.

Dr. Hinshaw has had a long connection to the Riordan Clinic and its co-founder, Dr. Hugh Riordan. Dr. Hinshaw first met Dr. Riordan in 1968 at an event where another attendee had a medical emergency, and a request was made for assistance. Dr. Hinshaw chuckled, recalling that he and Dr. Riordan – a pathologist and a psychiatrist – were the only physicians to respond. Not long after, Dr. Riordan asked Dr. Hinshaw to help establish the Bio-Center Laboratory and be its first director from 1975 to 1884.

Dr. Hinshaw established a private practice in environmental medicine in 1984 but maintained a personal and professional relationship with Dr. Riordan and returned to the clinic in 2010 and has served as lab director since then. Under Dr. Hinshaw’s watch, Bio-Center Lab has received no markdowns in its certification process by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), a federal certification process. This achievement places the laboratory in the top 99th percentile. He has been elected president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine three times, president of the Kansas Society of Pathology, and Secretary of the Advisory Council to the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.