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Tomislav Mihaljevic named next CEO, President of Cleveland Clinic

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 11:15:42-04

The Cleveland Clinic announced Friday the selection of Tomislav “Tom” Mihaljevic, M.D. as the hospital system’s next CEO and president. 

Mihaljevic will succeed Toby Cosgrove, M.D., effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Dr. Mihaljevic, 53, joined Cleveland Clinic in 2004 as a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and robotically assisted cardiac surgeries. 

Since 2015, Dr. Mihaljevic has served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Cosgrove announced in May that he would begin the transition out of his executive role.

At the time, Cosgrove told News 5, "the reason I'm doing it is because I thought it was a good time to do it. That's as simple as that I'm not sick, I'm not tired, I just thought it was a good time for the organization."