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Department Chair, Wellness & Preventative Medicine

Cleveland Clinic
City: Cleveland 
State: OH 
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Specialty: Preventive Medicine 
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Department Chair, Wellness & Preventative Medicine

Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers, announces a search for the Department Chair of Wellness & Preventative Medicine within the Cleveland Clinic Community Care (4C) Institute.

The Department of Wellness & Preventative Medicine was established in 2008.  Today the department provides care to over 38,000 patients annually by delivering healing-oriented, evidence based medicine that takes account of the whole patient (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.  The department provides services at ten clinical Cleveland Clinic sites including:  Lyndhurst, Amherst, Avon, Broadview Heights, Lakewood, Main Campus, Strongsville, Transportation Boulevard, Twinsburg and Willoughby Hills.  The department offers both conventional and alternative therapies across an array of services:  integrative physician consults, lifestyle physician consults, nutrition consults, culinary medicine consults, chiropractic care, acupuncture, holistic psychotherapy, massage therapy, Chinese herbal therapy, fitness/personal trainers and yoga. 

The Department of Wellness & Preventative Medicine is comprised of staff physicians, chiropractor physicians, acupuncturists, culinary medicine specialists, psychotherapists, nutritionists, massage therapists and yoga instructors.  The department partners closely with teams from other clinical areas at Cleveland Clinic to provide programs and Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) to improve patient care and outcomes.  Current programs/SMAs that are offered include:  Eating Well for Optimal Health, Living Well with Chronic Pain, Lifestyle Essentials, Brain Health and Wellness, Living Well After Breast Cancer, Nutrigenomics, Dr. Esselstyn’s Program, Women’s Wellness Retreat and Virtual Visits.

The Department of Wellness & Preventative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to addressing the physical as well as lifestyle, emotional and spiritual needs of patients.  The department’s team of experts guide patients through dietary and lifestyle changes by introducing them to integrative therapies that can complement their lifestyle for optimal wellness.  The Department Chair will be instrumental in assuring the department remains at the forefront providing the most updated world-class medical care and quality wellness programs to education and treat patients.

The ideal candidate for the Department Chair of Wellness & Preventative Medicine should be a recognized Physician leader within Wellness & Preventative Medicine as an outstanding clinician, educator, and scholar, who supports research and education within a multi-specialty organization.  The Department Chair will have ultimate responsibility for the clinical, educational, research, and fiscal oversight within the department in order to achieve personal and institutional success.  The Department Chair must be a demonstrated Physician leader with strength in communication and collaboration both within and outside of the department.  A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. 

Interested physicians are to apply online at:  Cleveland Clinic Jobs

Please include a cover letter and CV with your application.  Your cover letter can be addressed to:

Miguel Regueiro, MD

Chair, Search Committee for Department Chair, Wellness & Preventative Medicine

About Us

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.  Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world.  We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body.  We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care.  U.S News & World Report has declared that we are a top hospital in the country.  Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995.  


Eight other Cleveland Clinic specialties are ranked in the Top 10.  Cleveland Clinic earned the highest ranking of any Ohio hospital.


Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics.  Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere.  It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.


Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education.  In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Nevada, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.  Cleveland Clinic London is also scheduled to open in February 2021.


Cleveland Clinic has more than 4,200 salaried physicians and scientists on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations.  We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Northeast Ohio called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.


This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital.  Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic.  With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.


Cleveland Clinic was named a top hospital and health system by Diversity Inc. in 2019.  Companies on this list score well in talent pipeline, talent development, leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.

Our Culture

Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences; they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke/drug free environment.

Any application submitted without a CV will delay the review process

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About the Community

Cleveland is part of Northeast Ohio which is composed of six metropolitan areas. Each of them provides affordable real estate, excellent schools, safe communities as well as an abundance of outdoor activities. Find out here how great it is to live in Cleveland!

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