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June 19, 2024/News Releases

Cleveland Clinic Names Sarah Vogler, M.D., Chief of Staff for Florida Market

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WESTON, FLA.: Sarah Vogler, M.D., has been appointed Chief of Staff for the Florida market, effective today. Dr. Vogler had been serving as interim Chief of Staff since February 2024.

Dr. Vogler oversees the Office of Professional Staff Affairs in Florida and will be responsible for overall clinical performance, including safety, quality and patient experience standards.

Cleveland Clinic's Florida market includes five hospitals – Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Martin South Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital -- in the south Florida area and Treasure Coast.

Dr. Vogler joined Cleveland Clinic in 2019. She served as vice chair of operations for the Department of Colorectal Surgery and section chief of Pelvic Floor Disorders at Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Ohio. She is board-certified in colon and rectal surgery, and general surgery.

In 2021, Dr. Vogler joined Cleveland Clinic's Florida market as associate chief of staff and regional director of colorectal pelvic floor care. She has held several leadership roles, including president and medical director of Cleveland Clinic Florida Integrated Health, (an accountable care organization), physician director of surgical operations, and physician champion of physician alignment and service line profitability.

"Dr. Vogler has done an exemplary job as interim Chief of Staff, and I am pleased to have her lead in the permanent role," said Beri Ridgeway, M.D., Cleveland Clinic's Enterprise Chief of Staff. "Her clinical excellence and leadership experience will benefit our patients in south Florida, in addition to our professional staff and Cleveland Clinic as a whole. I look forward to working together to build on our successes in quality, safety and patient experience."

Dr. Vogler received her medical degree and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. She completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics in Salt Lake City, and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Following her fellowship training, Dr. Vogler joined the physician staff at the University of Utah and then served as clinical associate professor of surgery, co-director of the Pelvic Floor Center and Chief Operating Officer for Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates at the University of Minnesota.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Vogler specializes in the evaluation and surgical treatment of colorectal diseases. She has expertise in pelvic floor testing and surgical treatment of pelvic floor disorders. She has extensive experience in minimally invasive and robotic techniques and has published numerous publications and book chapters pertaining to her specialty and pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Vogler reports to Dr. Ridgeway, and indirectly to Conor Delaney, M.D., Ph.D., President of the Florida market.

Joseph Iannotti, M.D., Ph.D., was the previous Chief of Staff in the Florida market. He currently serves as Chief of Research and Academic Officer in the Florida market.

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