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September 29, 2013
Dr. Toby Cosgrove
President & CEO, The Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Toby Cosgrove BIO:
Delos (Toby) Cosgrove was born in Watertown, New York and attended Williams College as an undergraduate. In 1966 he graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He served as a surgeon in the United States Air Force in Vietnam. He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1975, and became the head of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in 1989. In 2004, Dr. Cosgrove became CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic.

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Info: Our guest is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Toby Cosgrove. He discusses his twenty-five year career at the clinic. He talks about recent remarks by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), among others, regarding the clinic’s upcoming jobs and budget cuts. Dr. Cosgrove offers his thoughts on the future of medical costs in the United States, and the potential impact of the affordable care act, referred to as Obamacare. He talks about his early days as a surgeon in Vietnam and how it affected his views about war. In addition, he talks about being dyslexic, and how that has affected his personal and professional life.

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