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Monday, January 31, 2022, CLEVELAND, Ohio: Global health system Cleveland Clinic has appointed Rohit Chandra, Ph.D., as Chief Digital Officer, effective February 14, 2022. In this new role, Dr. Chandra will oversee the Information Technology Division and lead digital innovation throughout Cleveland Clinic’s global health system.

Digital Health Revolution

Dr. Chandra has more than 25 years of experience in digital technology and engineering. He will help accelerate Cleveland Clinic’s digital transformations, including in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data to impro

ve access to care, and enhance the patient and caregiver experience.

 Cleveland Clinic Appoints Rohit Chandra, Ph.D

Rohit Chandra, Ph.D.

“New technologies are reinventing how we access, deliver and experience the best possible care,” said CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D. “Dr. Chandra has proved himself a visionary in applying these tools and technologies. His fresh perspective will benefit our patients, caregivers and organization as Cleveland Clinic grows to touch more lives around the world.”

Cleveland Clinic embraces digital health with new appointment

Dr. Chandra joins Cleveland Clinic from Sunshine Products, a technology startup in Palo Alto, Calif., where he was vice president of engineering. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of Search and Advertising at Verizon Media, where he was responsible for bringing together products and teams from Yahoo and AOL after their acquisitions by Verizon. During his 13 years at Yahoo, he helped build technology for search and advertising products in a variety of engineering leadership roles.

Dr. Chandra holds a bachelor of technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and a doctor of philosophy degree from Stanford University, both in computer science.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 70,800 employees worldwide are more than 4,660 salaried physicians and researchers, and 18,500 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties.

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