Charles B. Carter, MD

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Charles B. Carter Sr. MD, of Carmel, Ind., passed away at the age of 81 on June 19, 2019. He was born on September 15, 1937 in Tillman, South Carolina, son of the late Samuel Marvin and Mary Lethard (“Letha”) Carter.

Dr. Carter graduated from North Charleston High School in 1955, the College of Charleston in 1959, and the Medical University of South Carolina in 1963. Dr. Carter did his internship, residency and fellowship in nephrology at the University of Virginia. Afterwards, he served for three years as a physician in the U.S. Army. In 1971, Dr. Carter moved to Indianapolis to establish the kidney transplant program at Methodist Hospital. Over his career, he led many advancements in organ sharing for transplants. In 1995, the Kidney Foundation honored Dr. Carter as its man of the year, and Governor Evan Bayh named Dr. Carter a Sagamore of the Wabash.

Dr. Carter is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Eleanor Frances (Collins); four children and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at Indiana Donor Network.