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A. Marc Harrison, MD

A. Marc Harrison, MD

Appointed: 1999

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A. Marc Harrison, MD
Department: Executive Board Office
Chief of International Business Development
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Utah Health Care
Pediatric Critical Care
Salt Lake City, UT USA
Residency - University of Utah Health Care
Salt Lake City, UT USA
Internship - University of Utah Health Care
Salt Lake City, UT USA
Medical School - Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH USA
Undergraduate - Haverford College
Haverford, PA USA


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics- Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

administration, business intelligence and operations, cardiac critical care, pediatric critical care medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Leadership Cleveland, 2007

Additional Training

  • Masters in Medical Management, Heinz School of Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Physician Executives

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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/4/2008, Dr. Harrison 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Harrison receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Business Objects

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