Cynthia Deyling, MD

Cynthia Deyling, MD
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Department Quality and Patient Safety Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

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About Cynthia Deyling, MD

Cynthia L. Deyling, MD, MHCM, FACP, is Chairman of Regional Operations, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors, and Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Allied Health Education. Dr. Deyling is Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic's Independence Family Health Center and is on the Cleveland Clinic Medical Executive Committee. She is also a member of the Marymount Hospital Board of Trustees; vice chair, Cleveland Clinic Health System Eastern and Western Board of Trustees. She is an assistant clinical professor, Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a preceptor for the Learner College of Medicine for first and second year students. She is board-certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Deyling, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, 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 of healthcare management from Harvard University, School of Public Health.

Named one of Cleveland's best physicians since 1997 by Cleveland Magazine and honored as one of America's Best Doctors since 2002, Dr. Deyling has been honored on numerous occasions for her work with patients, fellow physicians and in the community. She was vice chair of the United Way Physician Campaign in 2007, and is the chair of the Cleveland Clinic Health System United Way Physicians Campaign in 2008.

As chair of Regional Operations Dr. Deyling's key responsibilities include but not limited to the position are:   Acquisition of clinical practice to expand in new markets. Strategize and integrate CCHS services throughout the system with institute chairs and hospital presidents. Develop and oversee construction of all new Family Health Centers, (i.e. Avon and Twinsburg). Strategize and implement new or expansion of clinical services in the Family Health Centers. Integrate community physicians into the Cleveland Clinic Model (Open Practice Model). Fund development in the Family Health  Centers. Provide community benefit into the communities served. Oversee accreditation and regulatory agency compliance in Family Health Centers. Ensure financial stability of all locations and perform Annual Performance Reviews.

Dr. Deyling is also responsible for the recruitment of physicians to the Family Health Centers. She is a member on all of the CCHS Hospital Boards and a member and participates on executive committees at the Cleveland Clinic, (i.e.: MEC; CCHS Leadership Meeting; Regional Medical Council and the Institute Chair Meeting).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate - 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 School - 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/10/2017, 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.

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