Dr. Arthur Boddie was born to Dr. William
Fisher Boddie and Dr. Luetta T. Boddie in Forsyth, Georgia
on April 21, 1910. He graduated from Hubbard High School
in Forsyth around 1927 and enrolled in Atlanta University
for his undergraduate studies. He completed his undergraduate
education in 1931 and earned his medical degree from
Meharry Medical College in 1935.
completing a year's internship in general surgery at
Kansas City (Missouri) General Hospital No. 2 and another
year at Frederick Douglas Hospital in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, Dr. Boddie migrated to Detroit in 1937
to begin his medical practice.
opened his private practice on Hastings Street and later
moved to the corner of Mullett and Russell Streets.
He was affiliated with Trinity Hospital, as well as
with the following hospitals: Sidney Sumby Memorial
Hospital of Dr. Samuel Milton in River Rouge, the Edyth
K. Thomas Memorial Hospital of Dr. Alf Thomas, Sr.,
and Dr. Ossian Sweet's St. Aubin General Hospital.
As a member
of the American Academy of Family Practice, Dr. Boddie
petitioned Grace Hospital for a staff appointment in
1948 and became a member of family practice.
mother and brother, Dr. Lewis F. Boddie, also practiced
briefly with him in Detroit.He
continues his family practice on Mack Avenue near Berkshire
is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice,
American Medical Association, Detroit Medical Society,
and National Medical Association. He previously held
a membership in the Royal