Center Director, Heart & Vascular And Chair, Department Of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Weston, FL
May 24, 2018
Position Type

The Cleveland Clinic, one of the world's most distinguished academic medical centers in the U.S., announces a search for a Center Director of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Heart & Vascular Center and Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery. This appointment will be the leader of both the Heart & Vascular Center and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

The Center Director and Department Chair will be responsible for overall leadership of the heart and vascular programs, including operational, fiscal, educational, and quality improvement measures as well as participate with the Heart & Vascular Institute Leadership team in Cleveland, Ohio.

Responsibilities for the successful candidate include:

  • Embrace the clinical culture of Patients First and focus on Access, Quality, Safety and Patient Experience
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in successfully managing and mentoring physicians and other caregivers
  • Develop regional alliances/networks and actively participate in CC Florida strategic planning
  • Build academic heart and vascular programs that will be differentiating in the South Florida market
  • Outstanding communication skills to foster alignment with the Heart & Vascular Institute in Ohio and CC Florida, with emphasis on HVI programming; aligning with program metrics; carepath development; and develop disease based heart and vascular programs
  • Grow and develop the Heart & Vascular educational programs
  • Expand the local and regional outreach of the Cardiothoracic Surgery program

The program has done over 60 heart transplants. Experience in heart failure procedures is desirable.

Cleveland Clinic Florida is a state-of-the-art Medical Center and Hospital in a rapidly growing community with high patient demand located in South Florida. We are a multispecialty academic group practice closely affiliated with Cleveland Clinic in Ohio; physicians in Cleveland Clinic Florida's Heart & Vascular Center are members of Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute.

A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University Medical Schools.

Interested candidates are to submit an application in confidence with cover letter and curriculum vitae addressed to

Rodolfo Blandon, M.D., Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic Florida


Lars Svensson, M.D., PhD, Chairman, Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Ohio

Cleveland Clinic Florida is a nationally recognized and award winning health care provider.

For over 75 years, Cleveland Clinic has been committed to the improvements in patient care, enhancements in medical education and breakthroughs in medical research. The tradition continues here in the Southeast with Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. Continuing the world-renowned tradition of Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Florida physicians excel at the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems that are complex or difficult to treat. Cleveland Clinic Florida is a not-for-profit, multispecialty group practice dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art medical care. Cleveland Clinic Florida physicians are carefully selected for their credentials and training. All have Florida licenses and are board certified or board eligible in one or more specialties. They are salaried and receive no compensation for the number of patients they see or tests they order. Cleveland Clinic Florida physicians focus on treating the patient, not just the disease. Working together, they provide comprehensive diagnoses and coordinated treatment. Proximity of offices and examination rooms, collegial collaboration and strict peer review, ensure high-quality, cost-effective and well-coordinated care - a tremendous advantage to patients who require the services of more than one physician. This care and concern is supported by state-of-the-art technology and dynamic research and medical education programs. For these reasons, patients travel to Cleveland Clinic Florida from all over the United States and many foreign countries.

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