Cleveland Clinic Names New President of South Pointe Hospital

Margaret McKenzie, M.D., begins May 8

 

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Margaret McKenzie, M.D., has been named the new president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, beginning May 8.

Margaret McKenzie, M.D., president, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

Margaret McKenzie, M.D., president, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

Dr. McKenzie joined Cleveland Clinic as a staff member in the Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health Institute in 1995. In her most recent role, she served as section head of General Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has practiced at Euclid and Hillcrest hospitals, and the Beachwood and Willoughby Hills family health centers.

“Dr. McKenzie is a well-respected leader at Cleveland Clinic who is passionate about delivering care to patients who live in the communities that we serve,” says J. Stephen Jones, M.D., president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers.

Dr. McKenzie brings extensive clinical, educational, administrative and leadership experience to her new role. She helped orchestrate the development of the Physician Diversity Scholars Program for Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at South Pointe Hospital. She is the former president and a current member of the Cleveland Clinic Women’s Professional Staff Association. She is also a member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors, the Operations Advisory Team and co-chair of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics Annual Faculty Development Seminar.

As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Dr. McKenzie is chair of the Physician Advisor Committee. In the Women’s Health Institute, Dr. McKenzie is director of Medical Student Education and discipline leader/clerkship director.

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She received her medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis in 1988. In 1984, she was awarded an M.S. in Biochemistry from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. McKenzie completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine of Cleveland in 1992.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity to have an impact on the South Pointe Hospital community and the patients we serve,” Dr. McKenzie says. “I am excited to work with our physicians, other caregivers and community leaders to align the mission of the organization with the hospital and the day-to-day work that we do.”

Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

Dr. McKenzie succeeds Robert Juhasz, D.O., as president. Josh Miller, D.O., vice president of Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers, has served as interim president since Dr. Juhasz returned to full-time clinical practice last month.

Dr. McKenzie and her husband reside in the Cleveland area. They have two children.

South Pointe Hospital is a 173-registered bed acute care, community teaching hospital serving the healthcare needs of Cleveland’s southeast suburbs since 1957. It is located in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

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