Cleveland Clinic is a world renowned multispecialty academic medical center and one of the nation’s largest integrated health systems, with local, regional, national and international locations. We have built a strong reputation for outstanding quality and cost effective care and have gained international attention for our medical breakthroughs; patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all fifty states and over eighty countries around the world. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Message From Our Chief of Staff

Message From Our Chief of Staff

Dear Prospective Applicant: 

Thank you for your interest in Cleveland Clinic. Whether you are in a training program, another organization or in private practice, you may have the opportunity to become a valued member of a very unique organization. More than 90 years ago, our founders established Cleveland Clinic as a physician-led group practice focused on “care of the sick, investigation into their problems and further education of those who serve.” Remaining true to our mission has enabled us to respond to changes in healthcare while honoring our guiding principal of putting patients first. 

This is an exciting time to be joining our staff. Never has the practice of medicine been changing as rapidly as it is today. Cleveland Clinic is uniquely prepared to thrive in this new era of healthcare, in which consumerism, transparency and changes to reimbursement are affecting traditional practice models. We are seizing the opportunity to transform the way we practice and are developing our new model of value-based care. 

You could be part of this metamorphosis, along with more than 3,300 medical and scientific professional staff members, 1,790 Residents and Fellows, 1,595 Advanced Practice Providers and 40,000+ employees across the world. The Board of Governors, CEO & President Tomislav “Tom” Mihaljevic, MD, and I encourage you to continue to explore how Cleveland Clinic may support you in the development of your practice and pursuit of your career goals.

Brian Donley, MD
Chief of Staff 

Dr. Brian Donley
Our Practice Model

Our Practice Model

The nonprofit group practice model. Cleveland Clinic physicians are paid a salary. They have no financial incentive to provide unnecessary tests or treatments. They work as a team to give every patient the best outcome and experience.

Patients come first. Cleveland Clinic is organized into patient-centered institutes that combine the medical, surgical and support functions for specific body systems or disorders.

Experience, expertise, empathy. Cleveland Clinic doctors treat more of the most complex patient challenges than any comparable medical center in America (according to CMS, the federal healthcare agency). They have unmatched experience in everything from the most rare diseases to the most common disorders. All Cleveland Clinic caregivers receive special training in empathy, communication and caring.

Values & Beliefs

Values & Beliefs

Cleveland Clinic's culture has, at its heart, six fundamental values:

Quality: We hold the highest standards for quality and safety and strive to achieve them by continually measuring and improving our outcomes.

Innovation: We welcome change, encourage invention, and always seek better, more efficient ways to improve patient care and create a healthier world.

Teamwork: We collaborate and share knowledge — among ourselves and with the world — to provide the best possible care for every patient.

Service: We put “Patients First,” placing their health and well-being above every other consideration.

Integrity: We hold high moral standards and do our work with honesty, confidentiality, trust, respect, and transparency.

Compassion: We treat patients and families and our fellow caregivers as we would like to be treated. We care for the whole patient: body, mind, and spirit.

Additional Resources Connected to Our Values & Beliefs

Supporting our Physicians

Supporting our Physicians

As a physician-led healthcare system, Cleveland Clinic understands that strong group practice results in the best patient experience, clinical outcomes, research, and education. We engage our staff, listen and respond.

The Office of Professional Staff Affairs (OPSA) is committed to professional fulfillment at Cleveland Clinic by driving innovation and enhancements and linking staff to resources that support culture and personal well-being.

Our Practice Innovations and Professional Fulfillment Offices partners with you to maximize professional fulfillment through:

  • Innovations
    • fueling local innovation
    • launching pilot solutions
    • supporting solutions research
  • Data
    • keeping the pulse
    • applying data to create meaningful change
  • Support Programming
    • strengthening group practice
    • providing a well-being safety net

Our comprehensive programming supports staff through every step of their career with resources, safety net services and professional growth programming. We are also ceaselessly working to improve your practice experience.