Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D.
CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic

Presentation Title: Cleveland Clinic's 5-Year Enterprise Strategy

Moderated by Rich Kramer, CEO & President, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

March 21, 2019
Luncheon sponsored by:

Luncheon Menu

Tri-color Tortellini tossed with Italian Sausage, Butternut Squash in a Lite Sage Beurre Blanc and Grilled Asparagus 

Vegetarian: Penne Pasta with butternut squash in a sage white wine apple cider sauce (GF Pasta available upon request)

about the speaker

Rich Kramer, CEO & President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will lead a conversation with Tom Mihaljevic, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic, on Cleveland Clinic’s 5-year enterprise strategy. Cleveland Clinic will become the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare, by staying true to our mission and team-based model, caring for patients across their lifetimes, and growing to double the number of patients served in the next five years. The strategy has been informed healthcare industry trends and the local needs of the communities we serve, including Summit County.


He leads an $8 billion medical system, including a main campus, 10 regional hospitals, 18 family health centers, and healthcare facilities in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and London.

He previously served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), where he served as Chief of Staff and Chairman of its Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Mihaljevic led the opening of CCAD in 2015, and built its growing reputation for clinical excellence, research, education and patient experience. As Chief of Staff and Chair of the CCAD Heart & Vascular Institute from 2010 to 2015, he led a major international physician recruitment effort and oversaw the launch of the most advanced cardiovascular program in the Middle East.

Dr. Mihaljevic came to Cleveland Clinic in 2004 as a surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He was previously on staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, with an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mihaljevic received his medical degree from the Medical School, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He trained at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and did residencies in general and cardiovascular surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

A native of Croatia and U.S. citizen, Dr. Mihaljevic speaks English, German and Croatian.