Marc Harrison, MD MMM FAAP FCCM is Chief Medical Operations Officer for Cleveland Clinic. He received a BA from Haverford College in 1986, a medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1990, and a Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Dr. Harrison trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Utah.
After joining the staff of the Children’s Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic in 1999, he served as Medical Director of the PICU (2001–2004), Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Critical Care (2004–2006), Associate Chief of Staff (2006–2009), and Director of Medical Operations (2006–2009). He is particularly interested in using business principles to facilitate clinical outcomes, operational excellence and system integration.
Dr. Harrison is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
As Director of Medical Operations for Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Harrison was responsible for streamlining the Hospital Transfer process, creating a variety of clinical services including Cleveland Clinic Critical Care Transport and Medical Emergency Teams, and re-vamping the day-to-day Operations of many aspects of patient care. In conjunction with Finance, he has led the Cleveland Clinic’s Business Intelligence enterprise into a model considered the gold standard for the health care industry.
Medical Operations has grown to more than 1700 people and includes Pharmacy, Surgical Operations, Hospital Operations, Business Intelligence, Continuous Improvement, Critical Care Transport, Systems Optimization, among other activities. The team seeks to “Serve Patients, Optimize Operations, Drive innovation.”
Marc is on the Board of Entrepreneurial Preparatory School, a charter school for inner-city children. He is an All-American triathlete and 7 time Ironman. Drs. Marc and Mary Carole Harrison live with their three children in Shaker Heights, Ohio.