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Cosgrove ’62 to Head The Cleveland Clinic

Toby Cosgrove ’62 has been appointed CEO and Chairman of The Cleveland Clinic.

Internationally renowned heart surgeon Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, M.D., has been appointed as the new chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of Governors of The Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Cosgrove’s entrepreneurial skills have been evident throughout his career. He has 18 patents filed for developing medical and clinical products used in surgical procedures, including the Cosgrove Mitral Valve Retractor, the Stentless Aortic Valve, Low Velocity Aortic Cannula, and the Cosgrove-Baxter Annuloplasty System for use in valve repairs. He is the largest patent holder in Cleveland Clinic history.

During his career, he has performed more than 18,000 surgical procedures and has become a world-renowned expert in the field of heart valve repair. He was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and served in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam as the chief of U.S. Air Force Casualty Staging Flight. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal.

In his spare time, Cosgrove is a Trustee at Williams.