Dr. David J. Peter, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. David J. Peter

VERO BEACH - Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has announced Dr. David J. Peter as the hospital’s new Chief Medical Officer.

“I am extremely excited that Dr. David Peter will be joining Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital,” said Dr. Greg Rosencrance, President of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. “I have the utmost confidence in his abilities and know that he will be a great member of our Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital leadership team.”

Dr. Peter started at Akron General Hospital in Ohio in 1994, handling documentation and reimbursement for General Emergency Medical Specialists. He served as vice president for GEMS; Associate Medical Director of Hospice; Chief Medical Officer for Research; Chief Medical Information Officer; Chief Medical Officer for Care Management and Clinical Resources; and as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital.

Dr. Peter was instrumental in Akron General’s integration with Cleveland Clinic.

“Dr. Peter has been an incredible partner in leading Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s integration journey with me throughout the last few years,” said Dr. Brian Harte, President of Akron General. “We have accomplished so much and he certainly has been a driver of our success.”

Dr. Peter received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati Medical College and completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati. He earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More College.

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center founded in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital founded in 1932. The hospital is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is located at 1000 36th St., Vero Beach. For more information, visit www.clevelandclinic.org or twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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