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Frederick Ross, MD

Frederick Ross, MD
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Title Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Department Hospital Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Frederick Ross, MD

Dr. F. Scott Ross is the recently elected Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. He is responsible for directing, coordinating, and evaluating the operations of Cleveland Clinic Weston to ensure high-quality patient care, fiscal responsibility, operational efficiency, integrity, and the provision of comprehensive health services. Additionally, he plays a pivotal role in establishing new relationships with large healthcare systems and enhancing the hospital's network of allies in Central and South America and Abu Dhabi. 

Dr. Ross graduated from the Cleveland Clinic Florida Internal Medicine Residency in 2013. Recognizing his value, the organization retained him as a staff physician, offering him a position as an adult Hospitalist. He then became Chair of the Hospital Medicine Department, a position he held until 2021 when he became the hospital's Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Most recently, he assumed the position of Vice-President/CMO, where he will be leading the organization’s more than 3400 local employees.   

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Ross gained extensive expertise in both the regulated and unregulated utility business in South Carolina where he worked for South Carolina Electric & Gas Company for 12 years. His experience spanned sales and operations management and even included owning a business. Presently, he holds affiliate faculty appointments with Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine and Florida International University. He remains actively engaged with his alma mater, Ross University School of Medicine, contributing to curriculum development and offering guidance and mentorship to medical students pursuing their degrees. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Ross has received numerous awards and recognition. His journey began during his medical residency when he served as Chief Resident. He has twice received the Cleveland Clinic Nightingale Physician Collaboration Award in 2013 and 2016. In 2015, he earned the title of Cleveland Clinic Clinician of the Year. His outstanding contributions were further acknowledged nationally in 2016 when he was recognized as the Ross University Clinical Instructor of the Year across all clinical sites. In September 2018, he delivered the keynote address at Ross University's White Coat ceremony. His dedication to his work led to the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency Physician of the Year award in 2020. Most recently, he assumed a position on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association.  
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Internal Medicine
Weston, FL USA

Medical Education - Ross University School of Medicine
Portsmouth, Dominica

Undergraduate - College of Charleston
Charleston, SC USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Palliative and Hospice Care

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

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 11/1/2023, Dr. Ross 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Ross receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Ross University

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.

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