Kenneth Witcher Clement of Cleveland, Ohio was the President of the National Medical Association from 1963-4. He was also the NMA’s 20th Distinguished Service Medalist in 1965. Dr. Clement served on the Advisory Council to the Social Security Administration, whose report had a major national impact to many American citizens. Dr. Clement was born in Virginia in 1920, but at a young age, he was moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the Howard University School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. degree in 1945. He proceeded to complete an internship at Harlem Hospital in New York City for general surgery. He entered the military for two years in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon. Dr. Clement later became a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery in 1952. He was the President of the Cleveland Urban League and the Vice President of the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP.
- Advisory Council to the Social Security Administration
- Distinguished Service Medalist
- Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery