Peter Minich, MD., PhD, MAPP, is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Canada physician staff. He serves the clients of our lifestyle and wellness management programs through his specialty interests in urology, oncology and sexual health. An accomplished clinician and academician, Dr. Minich has been instrumental in changing the scope of renal transplant outcomes in the US for both the patient and the institution.
Dr. Minich’s combination of transplantation expertise and organizational leadership is reflected in his many accomplishments throughout his career. He tripled the size of the Centennial Medical Center (Nashville, Tennessee, USA) Renal Transplantation Program in 5 years, achieving the best success rate in the institution’s history. He also performed close to 100 living related transplants, with a 100% success rate. The program had the lowest complication rate in all of Hospital Corporation of America’s 14 transplant centers. He was also recruited to serve as director of a major academic transplant center where he was charged with increasing outcomes and reducing expenses. As a result, he was instrumental in saving several millions of dollars through modernizing medical delivery and creating a collaborative approach to transplants through his proficiency in organizational leadership.
A native of Hamilton, Canada, he began his medical education at Queen’s University, Ontario and completed his surgical internship at McMaster University. He then went on to complete his urological residency at University of Toronto. A passion for education propelled Dr. Minich to further his knowledge, earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree with distinction from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Understanding the importance of technology with healthcare delivery, he is trained in both laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He has been the recipient of eight academic scholarships, awards and fellowships.
Dr. Minich lectures internationally on leadership, safety, and innovation in healthcare.. He also serves as Director of The Center for Clinician Leadership, an organization dedicated to helping clinicians influence the delivery of healthcare. Dr. Minich has also been the recipient of two grant-funded research projects, one specializing in transplant survival as it correlates to patient resources and the other a physician-centered project focusing on healthcare delivery and efficiencies to enhance patient safety. He has written two books on leadership and healthcare, co-authored five peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at fifteen lectures or scholarly addresses in the US and Canada. He is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Urology. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Minich’s passions include design, architecture, and the culinary arts.