The Innovation Man: Toby Cosgrove’s Surgical Legacy (Video)

A two-minute glimpse of the essence of his impact

As Dr. Toby Cosgrove transitions to his new advisory role for Cleveland Clinic after completing his 13-year tenure as CEO and president, healthcare leaders have been reflecting on his four-decades-plus career as legendary cardiac surgeon and healthcare visionary.

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This two-minute video captures the essence of his impact in the surgical realm, which also extended to the leadership realm: Above all, he was an innovation man. Whether devising novel blood-conservation techniques, inventing the left atrial appendage clip or making mitral valve surgery more accessible by breaking it down into reproducible steps, Dr. Cosgrove was all about pursuing, perfecting, communicating and encouraging new ideas in healthcare.