Tom Mihaljevic, MD, is CEO and President and Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair of Cleveland Clinic, one of America’s top hospitals (U.S. News & World Report). He has led the Cleveland Clinic Health System since January 2018.
He directs the $13 billion globally integrated healthcare system with a main campus, 22 hospitals, and 275 outpatient locations, including facilities in Southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and London, United Kingdom. Cleveland Clinic has 76,700 caregivers worldwide, including 5,700 physicians and scientists.
Under Dr. Mihaljevic’s leadership, Cleveland Clinic’s mission is:
Caring for life, researching for health, educating those who serve.
His vision is to make Cleveland Clinic the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare.
Dr. Mihaljevic’s guiding principles are to treat patients and caregivers like family and Cleveland Clinic as our home. He strives to care for each community we serve, and to grow Cleveland Clinic to serve as many people as possible.
Prior to his current role as CEO and President, from 2015 to 2017, Dr. Mihaljevic served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), the first U.S. multispecialty hospital to be replicated outside of North America. He oversaw the facility’s opening and established its reputation for clinical excellence, patient experience, research and education.
In 2011 he was appointed Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Heart & Vascular Institute at CCAD. He led recruitment, hiring and training of the new hospital’s workforce.
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, with an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Mihaljevic is the inaugural holder of the Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair, an endowment created by a 2022 gift to Cleveland Clinic from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation to support leadership and innovation.
He is a member of the GE HealthCare Board of Directors, co-chairman of the Board of Directors of the US-UAE Business Council, a member of the East Coast Executive Summit, and a director on the boards of OneTen, the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the United Way of Greater Cleveland.
A native of Croatia and a U.S. citizen, Dr. Mihaljevic speaks English, German and Croatian. His last name is pronounced me-HALL-yuh-vitch.