The CEO of Cleveland Clinic London is coming back to the United States for a job in New York City.
NewYork-Presbyterian announced in a news release that it has named Dr. Brian Donley as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 9, 2023. He will succeed Dr. Laura L. Forese, who is retiring.
Donley will direct the strategy and operations of NewYork-Presbyterian and "will be responsible for achieving the healthcare system's operating targets and implementing its patient-centered strategic vision and culture across the enterprise," the health system said in the release.
NewYork-Presbyterian is a 10-hospital academic health system with about 48,000 employees.
A Cleveland Clinic official wrote in an email that Dr. Tommaso Falcone will serve as interim CEO of Cleveland Clinic London, effective Oct. 17.
The Clinic made this statement about Donley's departure: We are thankful to Dr. Brian Donley for 27 years of service to Cleveland Clinic and wish him the best in this new endeavor. ... Throughout his service with Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Donley committed to living Cleveland Clinic values in every interaction with patients and caregivers. His ability to rally teamwork throughout the pandemic inspired our London team to push through historic challenges and setbacks. Under his leadership, Cleveland Clinic London is a proud achievement and stands as one of the finest hospitals in Europe.
Donley joined the system in 1996 as an orthopedic surgeon — who as CEO of the 184-bed London hospital guided its opening in spring 2022. He's also a professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Donley previously was the Cleveland Clinic's chief of staff and chief of the clinical enterprise. Additionally, he was president of the Cleveland Clinic regional hospitals and family health centers.
Donley attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, according to the NewYork-Presbyterian release. He graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan. He also attended Harvard Business School, completing the Advanced Management Program.
This story first appeared in our sister publication, Crain's Cleveland Business.