100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Toby Cosgrove, 76
President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
- Compensation: $4,112,601 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 10
While Cosgrove has been CEO since 2004, he been working at the not-for-profit system since 1975, when he joined as a surgeon. He quickly rose through the ranks through clinical and administrative appointments. As CEO, he now oversees an organization with more than $7 billion in annual revenue with nine regional hospitals, 21 family health and ambulatory surgery centers, a brain-health facility in Las Vegas, a hospital campus in Florida and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a multispecialty facility that opened in 2015. Early in his career, Cosgrove was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. He's a Vietnam War veteran, having served as the Air Force's chief of casualty staging flights. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service.