Cleveland Clinic Names Tristi Muir, M.D., Chair of Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute 

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Tristi Muir, M.D.

Tristi Muir, M.D., has been named chair of the Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute at Cleveland Clinic, effective Dec. 1, 2021. Dr. Muir succeeds Chad Michener, M.D., who has served as interim chair since December 2020.  

“It’s an honor to welcome Dr. Muir to lead our Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute,” said Cleveland Clinic’s Chief of Staff Beri Ridgeway, M.D. “Her clinical expertise in women’s health and significant leadership experience will undoubtedly benefit our institute and women in Northeast Ohio and beyond.” 

Dr. Muir joins Cleveland Clinic from the Houston Methodist Hospital, where she served as professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Muir is passionate about women’s healthcare, particularly urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. 

For more than a decade, Dr. Muir served in the U.S. Air Force, obtaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. Early in her military career, she was the ambulatory gynecology chief at the largest Air Force clinic in the United States. 

Dr. Muir has received numerous professional awards for her contributions to research, teaching and medical practice. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on pelvic health and gynecology, and is an active member of several national and international professional societies. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbook chapters. Dr. Muir also has been involved in humanitarian missions throughout her career. 

“I am honored to work side-by-side with a tremendously talented team of caregivers devoted to women’s health,” said Dr. Muir. “We will work together to promote quality, safety and excellence in caring for each patient. I am excited to continue to foster a culture of innovation in the care of women here at Cleveland Clinic.” 

Dr. Muir earned her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, Scott and White Hospital. She then went on to complete a dual fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and advanced laparoscopic surgery at Cleveland Clinic.  

Cleveland Clinic’s Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute is ranked third in the nation for Gynecology by U.S. News & World Report. 

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