Delos M. Cosgrove, MD
Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Toby Cosgrove is former CEO/president of Cleveland Clinic. From 2004 through 2017, he led the $8 billion organization to new heights of achievement and efficiency, seeing it ranked the No. 2 hospital in America. He currently is executive adviser, working with Cleveland Clinic leadership on national and international growth strategies. Dr. Cosgrove graduated from Williams College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brook General Hospital in London. In 1967, he was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, earning a Bronze Star. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975 and chaired the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery from 1989 to 2004. He performed more than 22,000 operations and earned an international reputation for valve repair. He holds 30 patents for medical innovations and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.