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Tomislav Mihaljevic

CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic

Tom Mihaljevic, MD, is CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic, one of America’s top hospitals (U.S. News & World Report). He has served in this role since January 2018.

He leads a $12 billion globally integrated healthcare system with a main campus, 19 hospitals, and more than 220 outpatient locations, including facilities in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and London.

Under Dr. Mihaljevic’s leadership, Cleveland Clinic’s mission is: Caring for life, researching for health, educating those who serve.

His vision is to make Cleveland Clinic the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare.

Dr. Mihaljevic’s guiding principles are to treat patients and caregivers like family and Cleveland Clinic as our home. He strives to care for each community we serve, and to grow Cleveland Clinic in order to serve as many people as possible.

Prior to his current role as CEO and President, from 2015 to 2017 Dr. Mihaljevic served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), the first U.S. multispecialty hospital to be replicated outside of North America. He oversaw the facility’s opening and established its reputation for clinical excellence, research, education and patient experience.

In 2011 he was appointed Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Heart & Vascular Institute at CCAD. He led recruitment, hiring and training of the new hospital’s workforce.

Dr. Mihaljevic came to Cleveland Clinic in 2004 as a surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He was previously on staff at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, with an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School.

He is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

A native of Croatia and a U.S. citizen, Dr. Mihaljevic speaks English, German and Croatian.