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Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Clinic
May 13-15, 2019

Tomislav Mihaljevic

President and Chief Executive Officer
Cleveland Clinic

Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, is CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. He leads an $8 billion medical system that includes a main campus, 10 regional hospitals, 18 family health centers, and facilities in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and London.

Dr. Mihaljevic joined Cleveland Clinic in 2004 as a surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He has performed almost 3,000 operations over the course of his career, specializing in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures, valve replacement and repair, image-guided surgery, heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

He earned his medical degree at the Medical School, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He trained in cardiac surgery at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In the United States, he did residencies in general and cardiothoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and was chief resident in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Before coming to Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Mihaljevic was director of the Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory and an associate surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Mihaljevic held a seven-year academic appointment to Harvard Medical School as a Clinical Fellow in Surgery. He was also Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

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