Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, is president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. He heads an $8-billion health care system with offices in Ohio, Florida, Nevada and Abu Dhabi. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, completed clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brook General Hospital in London. He earned an undergraduate degree from Williams College. In 1967 he was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Da Nang, Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal. Dr. Cosgrove joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1975 and was named chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 1989. He performed over 22,000 operations and holds 30 patents for medical innovations. He has received numerous awards and is ranked among Modern Healthcare’s “100 most powerful people in healthcare” and “most powerful physician executives.” His book, The Cleveland Clinic Way, was published by McGraw-Hill Education in 2014.
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Burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis. Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper---the CEOs of our respective institutions---are committing to do just that.