Dr. Cliff Megerian
CEO, University Hospitals
Megerian was named CEO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals, a network of 21 hospitals (including five joint ventures) and other facilities in northern Ohio, in 2021. The system under his leadership recently announced a $2 billion fundraising campaign—the largest in the organization’s history—to support investments in personalized cancer care, pediatric care, research and innovation, health equity and facilities. This year, the health system’s Harrington Discovery Institute also teamed with the University of Oxford to launch the Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre Therapeutics Accelerator, with the goal of developing 40 new therapies for rare diseases into clinical trials in the next decade. Also in 2023, the health system completed a $236 million expansion of its Ahuja Medical Center, allowing it to boost its services to the surrounding community.