Cleveland Clinic has named three long-serving physicians to its executive leadership team, including Chief of Staff and the new positions of Hospital President of Main Campus and Chief Academic Officer.
“While Cleveland Clinic is well-positioned for the future, it is clear that our organization has grown in scope and complexity and the executive team structure should evolve to meet our future needs,” said Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Tom Mihaljevic, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Governors approved the new Chief of Staff and Dr. Mihaljevic made two additional appointments Wednesday afternoon:
|Herbert Wiedemann, M.D., has been appointed as Chief of Staff, succeeding Brian Donley, M.D., who was appointed CEO of Cleveland Clinic London last month. Dr. Wiedemann joined Cleveland Clinic in 1984, serving as the chairman of the Respiratory Institute since 2007 and as a member of the Board of Governors from 2001 to 2006.|
|Edmund Sabanegh, M.D., has been appointed to the new role of Hospital President, Main Campus. Dr. Sabanegh joined Cleveland Clinic in 2006, serving as Associate Chief of Staff, chairman of the Department of Urology, and a member of the Board of Governors.|
|James Young, M.D., has been appointed Chief Academic Officer of Cleveland Clinic and will oversee Cleveland Clinic’s education and research mission. Dr. Young joined Cleveland Clinic in 1995, serving as professor of medicine, executive dean of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, chairman of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute, and physician director of the Philanthropy Institute.|
“These three leaders exemplify the values of the Cleveland Clinic culture and they are highly qualified to help our organization meet the challenges of the future,” said Dr. Mihaljevic. “During the State of the Clinic, I discussed how the future of clinical care will be led by teams. The same is true of healthcare management. Healthcare is too complex and rapidly changing for any one individual to manage. However, working together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.”