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January 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 7




Cleveland Clinic Announces New Regional Leadership Structure in Florida

Cleveland Clinic has announced a new regional leadership structure in Florida.

The current CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic Florida, Wael Barsoum, M.D., will serve as the CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic Florida region. Dr. Barsoum completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic in 2000 and re-joined the staff after his fellowship in 2001 in Naples. He then returned to Cleveland in 2003 as a member of the Orthopaedic Surgery staff.
As a part of this new Cleveland Clinic Florida structure, under Dr. Barsoum’s leadership, the following positions have been developed.
Joseph Iannotti, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute for nearly two decades, has been named Chief of Staff for the Cleveland Clinic region in Florida. Dr. Iannotti joined Cleveland Clinic in 2000. In addition to his clinical practice as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Iannotti has been the co-director of the Orthopaedic Research Center, with a joint appointment in the department of biomedical engineering.
Rodolfo J. Blandon, M.D., who has been serving as Chief of Staff in Weston, has accepted the new role of president of Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. Dr. Blandon has been a member of the Cleveland Clinic Florida staff since 2001.
Gregory Rosencrance, M.D., currently chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute, will return to Florida to serve as president of Indian River Medical Center (IRMC). Dr. Rosencrance joined the staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2014, moving to Cleveland in 2016 as chairman of the Medicine Institute.
Robert L. Lord, Jr. will continue in his role as president of Martin Health System. In November 2015, Lord was named the president of Martin Health after previously having served as its chief operating officer, senior vice president responsible for system facility management, and chief legal officer. He joined Martin Health in 1998. 
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