Delos M. Cosgrove, MD
Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, is president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, where he presides over a $6 billion healthcare system comprised of the Cleveland Clinic; nine community hospitals; 16 family health and ambulatory surgery centers; Cleveland Clinic Florida; the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, in Las Vegas; Cleveland Clinic Toronto; and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Under his leadership, Cleveland Clinic has consistently been named among America's top four hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and as one of only two hospitals among "America's 99 Most Ethical Companies" (Ethisphere Institute).
Dr. Cosgrove received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brook General Hospital in London. His undergraduate work was at Williams College. He was a surgeon in the US Air Force and served in Vietnam.
Having joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975, Dr. Cosgrove was named chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 1989. Under his leadership, Cleveland Clinic's heart program was ranked number one in America for 10 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. He has a reputation for expertise in all areas of cardiac surgery, especially valve repair.
Dr. Cosgrove has addressed the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland, and the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. He is a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars as well as the Leadership Award from the Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio.