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Board of Governors

Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Governors has responsibility for standards of medical care and managing and administering the day-to-day medical and surgical activities of Cleveland Clinic, subject to policies established by Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Directors.

The Board of Governors also oversees the integration of research and education with other services provided by Cleveland Clinic, and, subject to the concurrence of the Board of Directors, is responsible for the appointment, promotion and termination of members of the Professional Staff in cooperation with Institute and Department Chairs.

The Board of Governors is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer and President and is comprised of physician leaders elected by their peers and certain officers and key administrative personnel. The Board of Governors annually recommends certain representatives of the Professional Staff for election to the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees.

Members of the Board of Governors include:


Elected/Voting Members

Delos M. Cosgrove, MD

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chair of the Board of Governors

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Joseph F. Hahn, MD

Chief of Staff, Professional Staff Affairs
Vice Chair of the Board of Governors

Abby Abelson, MD, FACR

Department Chair
Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease

Wael Barsoum, MD
Wael Barsoum, MD
Interim President, Florida
Raed Dweik, MD

Staff, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Serpil Erzurum, MD

Vice Chair for External Affairs

Kathleen Franco, MD
Kathleen Franco, MD

Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

J. Stephen Jones MD

Chair, Department of Regional Urology
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

Professor of Surgery (Urology), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Alan Kominsky, MD

Staff, Otolaryngology and Sleep Disorders Clinic

Deborah Lonzer, MD

Department Chair, Community Pediatrics

Daniel Martin, MD

Institute Chair, Cole Eye Institute

Michael Phillips, MD

Vice Chair for Research and Academics

Edmund Sabanegh, MD

Department Chair, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Director, Center for Male Infertility, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Staff, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Timothy Spiro, MD
Timothy Spiro, MD
Chairman of Regional Oncology at Taussig Cancer Institute

Director of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital

Randall Starling, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Cardiovascular Medicine
Staff, Critical Care Center and Transplantation Center

John Vargo, MD

Chair, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Rebecca Ware, MD

Staff, Internal Medicine

Lisa Yerian, MD

Staff, Anatomic Pathology

Appointed Members

Robert Coulton

Executive Director, Staff Affairs

Paul DiCorleto, PhD

Chair, Lerner Research Institute

Carol Farver, MD

Transplantation Center, and Departments of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Pathobiology and Education Division

Steven C. Glass

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Kelly Hancock

Executive Chief Nursing Officer

Cindy Hundorfean

Chief Administrative Officer, Clinical Services

Linda McHugh

Executive Administrator to Chief Executive Officer & Board of Governors

William M. Peacock III

Chief of Operations

David W. Rowan, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer, Chief Governance Officer & Secretary

James Stoller, MD

Chair, Education Institute