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Toby Cosgrove, MD

Executive Advisor & former President & CEO
Cleveland Clinic

Delos M. Cosgrove MD, led Cleveland Clinic as president and CEO from 2004 through 2017. He now serves as an executive advisor to the $8 billion healthcare system, which includes a main campus, 10 regional hospitals, 18 family health and surgery centers, and hospitals and clinics in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Canada, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and London (opening 2020).  Under his leadership, Cleveland Clinic became the #2 ranked hospital in America (U.S. News & World Report).

Dr. Cosgrove graduated from Williams College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brook General Hospital in London. In 1967, he was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, earning a Bronze Star.

Dr. Cosgrove joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975, and chaired the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery from 1989 to 2004. He performed over 22,000 operations and earned an international reputation in valve repair before retiring from clinical practice in 2006. He holds 30 patents for medical innovations.

He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In 2016, he was a Fortune Businessperson of the Year (#14). Consulted by successive presidents, he serves on the White House Strategic and Policy Forum.