Heart surgeon to lead Cleveland Clinic
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 28, 2004
Internationally renowned heart surgeon Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, has been appointed new chief executive officer and chair of the board of governors of The Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Cosgrove, 63, will start his duties after a transition period spent working with current CEO Floyd D. Loop, MD. Dr. Cosgrove joined The Cleveland Clinic in 1975, and currently serves as chair of the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Va., and completed his clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brook General Hospital in London.
During his career, he has performed more than 18,000 surgical procedures and has become a world-renowned expert in the field of heart valve repair. He was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and served in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, as chief of U.S. Air Force Casualty Staging Flight. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/06/28/prbf0628.htm.