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David Bronson, MD


David Bronson, MD

Appointed: 1992

David Bronson, MD
Department: Executive Board Office
Senior Public and External Affairs Advisor
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
David Bronson, MD
Department: Emergency Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
David Bronson, MD
Department: Internal Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Biographical Sketch

David Bronson, MD, is President of the Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and serves as a member of the Executive Management Team. He also practices internal medicine on the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Bronson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine, his MD degree from the University of Vermont, and completed residencies in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Vermont, where he served as Chief Resident.

He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians, and serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Association. He has published and presented papers in the areas of preoperative assessment, quality improvement, smoking cessation, predictive instruments, practice management and patient satisfaction.

Dr. Bronson has been with Cleveland Clinic since 1992 where he served as Chairman of the Department of General Internal Medicine prior to chairing the Division of Medical Regional Practice from 1995-2007. Before 1992, he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

The Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute includes 220 internists, family physicians, hospitalist, geriatricians and infectious disease specialists practicing at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and 14 suburban practice locations in Greater Cleveland.

Professional Highlights

  • Castello Award, University of Wisconsin, 1973-1974
  • Teacher of the Year, University of Vermont Department of Medicine, 1981, 1982, 1985
  •  American College of Physicians
    • Fellow, 1987-Present
    • Chair, Board of Governors, 2007-2008
    • Board of Regents, 2006-2009
    • Executive Committee, Board of Regents, 2006-2009
  • American Medical Group Association, Board of Directors, 2003-2009, Treasurer, 2008
  • American Medical Association, House of Delegates, 2007-2008

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Internal Medicine
Burlington, VT USA
Residency - Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Internal Medicine
Burlington, VT USA
Internship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
Internal Medicine
Madison, WI USA
Medical School - University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT USA
Undergraduate - University of Maine
Orono, ME USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Consultation, Diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension

Awards & Honors

  • Leading Specialist, America’s Best Hospitals, 1995
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland magazine, 1997-2008
  • Best Doctors in America, 1997-2008
  • Top Doctors, Northern Ohio Live magazine, 2000-2005, 2007

Additional Training

  • Executive Program in Practice Management, Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation and the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 1992-1993.


  • American College of Physicians, 1977-Present  
  • Society of General Internal Medicine, 1978-Present
  • International Society and Federation of Cardiology, Section on Epidemiology and Prevention, 1992-Present
  • American Medical Association
  • American Diabetes Association, 2000-Present

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/2/2013, Dr. Bronson has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Bronson serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • American College of Physicians
  • Cleveland Play House

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English