Cleveland Clinic has appointed three physician leaders to support the health system as it continues to focus on its mission of caring for patients and furthering medical research and innovation.
Dr. Ridgeway joined Cleveland Clinic in 2009 as a staff physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has led the Women’s Health Institute (WHI) for more than two years. In 2019, she was named Associate Chief of Staff.
Donald A. Malone, Jr., M.D., has been named President of Ohio Hospitals and Family Health Centers. In this role, he will oversee Cleveland Clinic main campus, all Ohio regional hospitals, family health centers and ambulatory sites.
Dr. Malone joined Cleveland Clinic in 1989. Currently, he serves as president of Lutheran Hospital, a position he has held since 2013. He is also chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and is a practicing psychiatrist.
Serpil Erzurum, M.D., has been appointed in the newly created role of Chief Research and Academic Officer, which represents an expansion of her current role as chair of the Lerner Research Institute. In her new role, Dr. Erzurum will focus on enterprise-wide clinical, basic and translational research.
Dr. Erzurum joined Cleveland Clinic in 1993. She serves as a staff physician in the Respiratory Institute. She became chair of the Lerner Research Institute in 2016.
Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 with a mission “to provide better care of the sick, investigation in their problems and further education of those who serve.”
“As our health system continues to grow, it gives us an opportunity to evolve our leadership roles to best position us to continue to lead into the future,” said Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D. “These three highly skilled leaders will guide us in the spirit of our mission.”