Dr. Edmund Sabanegh has been selected and approved by the Board of Directors of The Guthrie Clinic as the new President and CEO. He will assume this role effective September 13, 2021.
Dr. Sabanegh (pronounced sah-BAHN-nee) joins Guthrie from the Cleveland Clinic where, among other roles, he served as President for Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Regional Hospitals. He brings nearly 30 years of physician executive experience in large practice health care and academic systems to Guthrie.
Dr. Sabanegh is a urologist and served as the chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Urology for eight years. Under his leadership, the Urology program was ranked number one in the nation by US News. He also helped prepare the next generation of urologic surgeons as part of the senior teaching staff at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine.
Dr. Sabanegh’s experience also includes 21 years of service in the United States Air Force where he held several executive roles, including Chief of Medical Staff, chief consultant for the Surgeon General, and Chief Operating Officer at the largest Air Force hospital in the world. In those roles, he and his team were responsible for providing the highest quality peacetime care to military beneficiaries while ensuring readiness for health care team deployments throughout the world.
Dr. Joseph Scopelliti will remain at Guthrie through a transition period in September to ensure a smooth, well-planned succession. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Sabanegh to Guthrie in the fall and expect to share additional communications from him in the coming months as he makes his transition to our organization.
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