Institutes

Clinical Institutes

Anesthesiology Institute

The Anesthesiology Institute is an academically oriented group of more than 250 anesthesiologists who perform more than 140,000 anesthetic procedures annually. Cleveland Clinic’s Anesthesiology Institute unites specialists in pain management, critical care medicine and anesthesia within one fully integrated model of care to improve diagnosis, medical management and quality of life for our patients.

Cole Eye Institute

The Cole Eye Institute is one of the few dedicated, comprehensive eye institutes in the world. Our internationally recognized staff diagnoses and treats the entire spectrum of eye conditions, caring for more than 180,000 patients and performing more than 7,500 surgeries annually.

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute

The Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute is one of the largest centers in the United States. The institute’s team offers expert medical, surgical and cosmetic care, from routine skin cancer screenings to complex reconstructive surgery.

Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute

At the Digestive Disease Institute, our gastrointestinal specialists, colorectal and general surgeons, and nutrition experts serve more than 66,000 patients annually. Innovative procedures and decades of experience enable our physicians to achieve success in preventing and treating the full spectrum of digestive diseases.

Emergency Services Institute

The Emergency Services Institute provides caring, competent treatment of sick or injured patients, conducts research of emergency conditions, and trains physicians, nurses and other health professionals in emergency care. As one of the busiest emergency department services in Northeast Ohio, the Institute sees approximately 86,600 adult and pediatric patients per year, and is staffed by specialists in emergency medicine.

Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute

The Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute offers specialized centers of care for diabetes and thyroid, pituitary and weight disorders. Our surgeons perform the largest number of endocrine surgeries in the region, and the bariatrics program is designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

The Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute is a world leader in treating complex urologic and kidney conditions in adults and children. Our physicians have pioneered medical advances including partial nephrectomy and laparoscopic, robotic and single-port urologic surgery while serving tens of thousands of patients annually.

Head & Neck Institute

Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute treats complex disorders of the ear, nose, throat and mouth. It combines the expertise of otolaryngologists, oral surgeons, dentists and voice specialists to provide compassionate care for adult and pediatric patients and specialized care for the professional voice. It collaborated in the world’s first successful larynx transplant and the world’s first near-total face transplant, and is one of the largest programs of its kind.

Imaging Institute

Cleveland Clinic’s Imaging Institute provides the full range of advanced radiological services, along with research and education. Its subspecialized radiologists read more than 1.9 million images a year and offer patients the most advanced technology and innovative treatment options. The Imaging Institute leads research in acute stroke treatment, 3-D imaging, digital mammography and intravascular ultrasound.

Medicine Institute

The Medicine Institute encompasses Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Primary Care Women’s Health. Primary care providers use the Patient-Centered Medical Home model to coordinate basic, chronic and complex care for patients at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and 16 family health centers. The institute has one of the nation’s largest hospital medicine programs.

Neurological Institute

Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of common and complex neurological disorders of adult and pediatric patients. Its more than 300 specialists combine expertise and compassion to achieve measurably superior results. By promoting innovative research, the Neurological Institute accelerates the development and application of new treatments and technologies to patient care.

Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute

The Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute provides a full spectrum of care for women from adolescence through mature adulthood. Its staff provides collaborative care for breast cancer, infertility, incontinence, pelvic floor disorders and other conditions in a supportive environment enhanced by innovative research.

Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute

At the Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, our physicians, scientists and engineers pursue excellence and innovation in the care of patients with joint, bone, muscle, connective tissue and immune disorders.

Pediatric Institute & Children’s Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Children’s provides comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents. Our more than 300 pediatric physicians accommodate more than 750,000 outpatient visits and 10,200 inpatient admissions per year at the children’s hospital and outpatient facilities on our main campus, at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation campus, and at regional hospitals, family health centers and other locations throughout Ohio.

Respiratory Institute

At the Respiratory Institute, specialists in pulmonology, allergy and immunology, and critical care medicine work in close collaboration with thoracic surgery, thoracic radiology and pulmonary pathology experts. Together, they diagnose and manage the full spectrum of respiratory and allergic disorders, serving more than 90,000 patients annually.

Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence

The Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence encompasses all nurses and nursing activities at Cleveland Clinic. Its more than 11,000 nurses include nearly 1,000 advanced practice nurses. All provide compassionate care at the highest level of professional expertise through specialty-based units in hospital, outpatient and surgical settings at Cleveland Clinic locations in Northeast Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Canada and Abu Dhabi. Two Cleveland Clinic hospitals (main campus and Fairview) have been granted Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and another (Lakewood) has achieved Pathway to Excellence designation.

Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute

The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the largest cardiovascular and thoracic specialty groups in the world. Experts provide the latest in medical and surgical care, all enhanced by advanced technology, research and education. It is ranked No. 1 in America for heart care, year after year. The institute has the largest surgical valve practice in the country and one of the busiest transplant centers in the country.

Taussig Cancer Institute

Taussig Cancer Institute is part of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, which provides complete cancer care enhanced by innovative basic, genetic and translational research. The Cancer Center’s more than 450 physicians, researchers, nurses and technicians care for thousands of patients each year and provide access to a wide range of clinical trials.

Robert J. Tomsich Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute

The Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute has more than 1,600 employees and 90 professional staff. Comprised of the laboratories located at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, community hospitals, family health centers and Cleveland Clinic Florida, we perform more than 20 million tests annually. We also serve external clients throughout the country with our full-service reference laboratory, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories. Physicians rely on the specialists within the institute to provide the expert diagnosis, second opinions and subspecialty consultation that are the basis for effective patient care.

Wellness Institute

The Wellness Institute provides preventive and integrative medical services, supported by research and education on lifestyle and health. Its staff believes that prevention should be the focus of medical care and that wellness education should be accessible to all.

Special Expertise Institutes

Arts & Medicine Institute

Cleveland Clinic’s Arts & Medicine Institute was established for the purpose of integrating the visual arts, music, performing arts and research to promote healing and to enhance the lives of our patients, families, visitors and employees.

Education Institute

The Education Institute oversees many of the world-class educational programs Cleveland Clinic offers to physicians, nurses, medical students, residents and fellows, allied health professionals and outside healthcare executives. Our Lerner College of Medicine and graduate medical education and continuing medical education programs are fully accredited.

Global Leadership and Learning Institute

The Global Leadership and Learning Institute develops, inspires and connects leaders to the Cleveland Clinic vision, and their role in leading change. The institute provides every physician and caregiver resources to learn and develop their own professional growth.

Lerner Research Institute

Lerner Research Institute, with over $160 million of annual external funding, is home to laboratory-based, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic. Over 160 laboratory principal investigators and a multitude of clinical investigators pursue research in cardiovascular, cancer, neurologic, musculoskeletal, allergic and immunologic, eye, metabolic and infectious diseases.  A hallmark of the Institute is its focus on multi-disciplinary, disease-oriented research with a primary goal of accelerating the translation of discoveries to positively impact human health.

Philanthropy Institute

The Philanthropy Institute builds relationships with benefactors and alumni who support Cleveland Clinic’s world-class patient care, education and research. Through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations, Cleveland Clinic helps patients from around the globe and is shaping the future of medicine.

Quality & Patient Safety Institute

The Quality & Patient Safety Institute oversees reporting of quality outcomes data, compliance with governmental and regulatory agencies, patient and employee safety, as well as quality improvement to enhance the quality of patient care delivered in a safe environment. Experts from Accreditation, Clinical Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety, Infection Prevention, Patient Safety, Quality and Quality Improvement work diligently with clinical colleagues to ensure Cleveland Clinic is a national leader recognized for safe, high quality care.

Regional Operations Institute

Regional Operations Institute, formerly known as Regional Medical Practice, includes outpatient family health centers and medical office buildings throughout Cuyahoga County. The first family health center in Independence opened in 1993 and today, the ROI team provides care for more than 1.5 million patients per year.