Timothy R. Barnett, M.D, Named Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital President

Previously Served as Chief Medical Officer at Fairview Hospital

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Timothy R. Barnett, M.D., FACS

Cleveland Clinic announced the promotion of Timothy R. Barnett, M.D., FACS, as President of Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, effective immediately.

Dr. Barnett most recently served as Chief Medical Officer of Fairview Hospital, a post he held since 2016. Also at Fairview, he was Chair of the Department of Surgery, Trauma Medical Director, and Medical Director of Fairview’s Ambulatory Surgery Center in Westlake.

“In addition to being an outstanding general surgeon, Dr. Barnett is an accomplished leader as the Chief Medical Officer at Fairview Hospital,” said Donald A. Malone, Jr., M.D., President of Ohio Hospitals and Family Health Centers. “I look forward to Dr. Barnett taking the lead at Lutheran as part of the Cleveland Clinic system. He will continue to prioritize our patients, caregivers and the community.”

Dr. Malone served as Lutheran Hospital president from 2013 until last November when he was named to his current role.

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“I am excited about this opportunity to be part of Lutheran Hospital’s commitment to excellence,” said Dr. Barnett. “The caregivers, the culture and the quality reputation are what drew me to this role. I look forward to working with the team and continuing to provide the community with the best possible patient care and patient experience.”

Dr. Barnett received his medical degree from The Ohio State University and is board-certified in general surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Fairview, where he was the first-place award recipient at the Bernard J. Ceraldi Annual Resident Research Recognition Day for three consecutive years.

In 2001, Dr. Barnett joined Fairview’s medical staff, and in 2006, he joined Cleveland Clinic. Since 2016, he has been an assistant professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Barnett is a member of the teaching faculty in the general surgery residency program at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Barnett lives in Westlake with his wife and four children.

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