Toby Cosgrove, MD

Former CEO and President
Cleveland Clinic


Toby Cosgrove, MD, is the former CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. From 2004 through 2017, he led an $8 billion a year enterprise, ranked the #2 hospital in America (U.S. News & World Report), with locations in Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and London. He oversaw the significant expansion of facilities and reorganization of services. His accomplishments include successful initiatives to promote transparency, innovation, and patient experience, and made notable gains quality, safety and efficiency. As CEO, he helped raise more than $2 billion in two major philanthropic campaigns.

He currently serves as Executive Advisor of Cleveland Clinic, working with leadership to shape Cleveland Clinic’s strategies for national and international growth.

Dr. Cosgrove received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville 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 in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

He was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and served in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, as the Chief of U.S. Air Force Casualty Staging Flight. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal.


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