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WHO: Toby Cosgrove, M.D. CEO, Cleveland Clinic Dr. Cosgrove has served as chairman of the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center since 1990. In June 2004, Dr. Cosgrove was appointed CEO of the Cleveland Clinic. During a 1968 medical tour of duty in Danang, Vietnam, Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, M.D., headed up the casualty staging flight unit for the United States Air Force. There he ministered to some 22,000 soldiers, tending to their injuries and wounds when necessary and prepping them for evacuation to military hospitals outside of the country. On average, he saw one hundred new patients a day. In addition to invaluable medical training, the experience, he says, “gave me a lot of responsibility at an early age, which in turn gave me a certain amount of self confidence. It also taught me a lot about life.” That “certain amount” of confidence helped cultivate a prolific and creative career in cardiothoracic surgery at one of the world’s best — and busiest — heart centers, where he has performed more than 20,000 surgeries, earned 18 patents, authored and co-authored more than 400 journal articles and garnered an international reputation, not only for mastering heart valve repair but for developing devices and techniques to improve the surgeries and their outcomes WHAT: Boler School of Business Leadership Skills Speaker Series WHERE: Administration Building- Room 258 John Carroll University 20700 N. Park Blvd University Heights, OH 44118 WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 5-6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. CONTACT: Cheryl Schartman Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics John Carroll University 216.397.4386