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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

* Senior Board of Governors members for 2016

Delos M. Cosgrove, MD

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chair of the Board of Governors

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Brian Donley, MD
Brian Donley, MD
Chief of Staff, Professional Staff Affairs
Vice Chair of the Board of Governors
Wael Barsoum, MD
Wael Barsoum, MD
President, Florida
Sri Chalikonda, MD
Sri Chalikonda, MD
Associate Staff, General Surgery;
Chair, Surgical Operations
Serpil Erzurum, MD*
Department Chair, Pathobiology
Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO
Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO
Center Director, Sleep Disorders
Kathleen Franco, MD
Kathleen Franco, MD
Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
James Gutierrez, MD
James Gutierrez, MD
Chairman, Community Internal Medicine
J. Harry Isaacson, MD
J. Harry Isaacson, MD
Staff physician, General Internal Medicine
Executive Director, Professional Staff Leadership Development
Paul Krakovitz, MD
Paul Krakovitz, MD
Section Head, Head & Neck Institute;
Vice Chair, Surgical Operations
Daniel F. Martin, MD*
Ophthalmology Institute Chair
Margaret McKenzie, MD
Margaret McKenzie, MD
Section Head, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atul Mehta, MD
Atul Mehta, MD
President, Medical Staff;
Staff, Pulmonary Medicine
Michael Phillips, MD
Vice Chair for Research and Academics, Imaging Institute
Timothy Spiro, MD
Timothy Spiro, MD
Department Chair, Regional Oncology
Lisa Yerian, MD
Medical Director, Continuous Improvement in the Division of Medical Operations and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
Nizar Zein, MD
Nizar Zein, MD
Chair, Global Patient Services

Appointed Members

Bradford Borden, MD
Bradford Borden, MD
Institute Chair, Emergency Medicine;
Associate Chief of Staff, Professional Staff Affairs
Ben Frank
Ben Frank
System Executive Director of Clinical Operations
Steven C. Glass
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Thomas Hamilton, PhD
Thomas Hamilton, PhD
Interim Institute Chair, Lerner Research;
Department Chair, Immunology
K. Kelly Hancock, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Executive Chief Nursing Officer
Linda McHugh
Executive Administrator to Chief Executive Officer & Board of Governors
Michael Michetti
Michael Michetti
Executive Director, Professional Staff Affairs
Charles Modlin, MD, MBA
Charles Modlin, MD
President Elect, Medical Staff; Staff, Transplantation Center
William M. Peacock III
Chief of Operations
David W. Rowan, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer, Chief Governance Officer & Secretary
Edmund Sabanegh, MD*
Edmund Sabanegh, MD
Department Chair, Urology
James K. Stoller, MD, MS
Chair, Education Institute