Cynthia Deyling, MD

Cynthia Deyling, MD
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Department Medicine Institute
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Treatment & Services

  • Outpatient Care
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Headaches
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About Cynthia Deyling, MD

As Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Cindy Deyling oversees all quality, regulatory and risk-management activities across the Cleveland Clinic health system. She and her team collaborate with the clinical and support departments to align quality outcomes and patient safety into daily practice. The focus of this work is to make quality and safety patient-centered, clinically relevant, operationally effective, regulatory compliant, and academically appealing. Dr. Deyling also serves as a member of the Ohio Hospital Association’s Clinical Advisory Board, Vizient Chief Quality Officers Network Steering Committee, and The Joint Commission CMO Corporate Council.

Prior to her current role as Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Deyling served as Vice President, Regional Medical Affairs, Quality and Patient Safety for the Cleveland Clinic regional hospitals and family health centers. Dr. Deyling served as Chair of Regional Operations Institute over six years and she served as the Medical Director for the Independence Family Health Center for 15 years. Dr. Deyling served as Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Allied Health Education; Vice Chair of Cleveland Clinic Health System’s Eastern and Western Board of Trustees and member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors.  

A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Deyling received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, completed her internal medicine residency training at Cleveland Clinic, and earned a master's in healthcare management from Harvard University.

Named one of Cleveland's best physicians by Cleveland Magazine since 1997 and one of America's Best Doctors since 2002, Dr. Deyling has been honored on numerous occasions for her work with patients and fellow physicians and in the community. In 2010 she was the Honoree and Achievement Award recipient for the Women’s Professional Staff Association’s “Speaking of Women’s Health” conference. In 2015, Crain’s Cleveland Business recognized Dr. Deyling’s leadership and honored her as one of Northeast Ohio’s “Women of Note.” 

Dr. Deyling resides in Gates Mills with her husband, Tony Panzica, and she has four children: Michael, Robert, Daniel, and Gregory. When she is not working, Dr. Deyling enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Harvard University School of Public Health
Healthcare Management
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Harvard University, School of Public Health - Master of Healthcare Management, 2003 - 2005

Professional Highlights

  • America's Best Doctors - 2002 to present
  • Best Physicians in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine - 1997 to present
  • Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors - 2007 to 2010
  • Executive Director, Allied Health Education - 2006 to present
  • Marymount Hospital Board of Trustees - 2006 to present
  • CCHS Eastern Regional Board of Trustees - 2008 to Present
  • CCHS Western Regional Board of Trustees - 2008 to Present


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests


Awards & Honors

  • America's Best Doctors - 2002 to present
  • Best Physicians in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine - 1997 to present
  • Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors - 1/2007 to 12/2011
  • Executive Director, Allied Health Education - 2006 to present
  • Marymount Hospital Board of Trustees - 2006 to present
  • CCHS Eastern Regional Board of Trustees
  • CCHS Western Regional Board of Trustees
  • Fellow - American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.), 2004 to Present
  • Distinguished Educator Certificate 2008

Innovations & Patents

  • Creation of the EMR Mammography Alert


  • American College of Physicians
  • Cleveland Academy of Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/2/2019, Dr. Deyling has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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.

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