Delos Cosgrove, MD
Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
He heads a $6 billion healthcare system comprised of Cleveland Clinic, 8 community hospitals, more than 75 outpatient locations in northern Ohio, including 16 full-service family health 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 medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brook General Hospital in London. He earned an undergraduate degree from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
In 1967, he was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, serving 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. Under his leadership, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program was ranked number one in America for ten years in a row (U.S. News & World Report).
He has published nearly 450 journals articles, book chapters, one book and 17 training films. He performed over 22,000 operations and earned an international reputation in cardiac surgery valve repair before his retirement in 2006. He has 30 patents for developing medical products for surgical environments.
He has received numerous awards and Inside Business’s “Power 100” listing for Northeast Ohio, and is ranked among Modern Healthcare’s “100 most powerful people in healthcare” and “most powerful physician executives.