October 6, 2021 – Lyssette Cardona, MD, has been appointed Chief Wellness Officer for Cleveland Clinic Florida. In this role, Dr. Cardona will be responsible for the integration of all wellness promotion and corporate health programs for physicians. She also will chair the new Committee on Physician Wellness.

As one of 22 health systems to be recognized this year by the American Medical Association’s Joy in Medicine Recognition Program, the Cleveland Clinic enterprise is committed to addressing the systemic causes of physician burnout and to strengthening its organizational culture of wellness. Its priorities also will focus on promoting personal resilience, efficiency of practice and work-life integration toward professional fulfillment for physicians.

 Dr. Cardona joined Cleveland Clinic in 2002 and has worked at both the Weston and Abu Dhabi sites. She brings a valuable skill set and extensive experience to her new position, having served as Chief of Caregiver Wellbeing and Medical Director of Occupational Health at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi from 2014-2020. In addition to her current role as Chair of Infectious Diseases at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, she serves as Chair of Occupational Health and Wellness there and at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.