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Nina Mendoza Clyne, MD, FACP

November 6, 1940 - January 12, 2021

Cincinnati - Nina Mendoza Clyne MD, FACP. Passed away at home on January 12, 2021 from complications of a degenerative spinal condition she had fought most bravely. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by David her former partner and husband of 47 years, daughter Suzanne, son Andrew, son-in-law Shea, daughter-in-law Gina, grandchildren Esmé, Dylan, Sebastien and Enzo, siblings Linda, Avelino, Lucrecia, Cecilia, Renaldo and Vikki.

Born in Manila on November 6, 1940 to Avelino and Tomasa Mendoza Nina grew up and was educated in the Philippines receiving her MD degree in 1964. She then completed her training in Philadelphia, then Chicago. In 1973 she married David, moved to Cincinnati where she worked as a nephrologist at The Christ Hospital for 37 years, later adding the Mercy east side hospitals to her practice. David joined the practice in 1989.

Nina was small in stature but mighty in spirit, working long hours but never complaining. She was loved by many patients, colleagues and students She was twice awarded the Marion A. Blankenthorn award for clinical teaching by the University of Cincinnati where she was an Associate Clinical Professor. She tried to give every patient enough time, sometimes playing havoc with her schedule.

Nina was a devout Catholic who returns in peace to her Maker. A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Friends may leave online condolences at

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