Cleveland Clinic names Dr. Toby Cosgrove's successor

Cleveland Clinic appointed Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, president and CEO, effective Jan 1.

Here are six things to know.

1. Dr. Mihaljevic is a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and robotically assisted cardiac surgeries.

2. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2004 and has served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi since 2015.

3. Dr. Mihaljevic, a native of Croatia, came to the U.S. in 1995 and started his career at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital.

4. He is the author or co-author of more than 145 articles in medical and peer-reviewed journals, and won the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Award in 2006 and 2007.

5. Dr. Mihaljevic will succeed current CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, who announced plans to step down from his leadership role in May.

6. Dr. Cosgrove will help transition Dr. Mihaljevic through the end of the year, before taking on an advisory role with Cleveland Clinic.

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