Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, is president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. He heads a $6 billion healthcare system comprised of Cleveland Clinic, eight community hospitals, 16 family health and surgery centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Toronto, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Cosgrove received his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine, completed clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brook General Hospital in London. He earned an undergraduate degree from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. In 1967, he was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Da Nang, Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal.
Dr. Cosgrove joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1975, and was named chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery in 1989. He performed over 22,000 operations and earned an international reputation in cardiac surgery valve repair before his retirement in 2006. He holds 30 patents for medical innovations.
He has received numerous awards and is ranked among Modern Healthcare’s “100 most powerful people in healthcare” and “most powerful physician executives.” His book, The Cleveland Clinic Way, was published by MacGraw-Hill Education in 2014.