Joseph Hahn, MD, MBA
Joseph F. Hahn, M.D., MBA, was appointed Chief of Staff of Cleveland Clinic Health Systems and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors for Cleveland Clinic from September, 2005 to December 31, 2014. Dr. Hahn was responsible for the clinical divisions and the institutes, with approximately 3,200 professional staff members.
He was also responsible for over 11,000 nurses. In addition, Education, Research and Florida operations report to the Chief of Staff. He was widely regarded throughout the entire Cleveland Clinic as a compassionate clinician and manager.
Previous to that appointment, Dr. Hahn was the Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI). As Chairman of CCI he was responsible for commercialization of all technology developed at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Hahn was the longest serving Chairman of Surgery in the history of Cleveland Clinic, having served as Division Chair from 1987 to October, 2003. As Surgery Chair, he managed an enormous growth in the CCF’s surgical capabilities, ultimately reaching a budget level of more than $600 million with more than 220 surgeons. Six of the surgical departments he was responsible for were rated in the top ten in the United States. Cardiothoracic surgery was ranked #1 for nine years in a row and continues in that position.
A noted neurosurgeon, Dr. Hahn has also served as Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and the head of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Section. He received his BA from Johns Hopkins University in 1964, his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1968, his MBA degree from the Weatherhead School of Management in 1990, and was a flight surgeon in Southeast Asia. His wife Andrea is a distinguished artist. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.
Dr. Hahn is currently appointed Executive in Residence at Cleveland Clinic Innovations.