About the Alumni Association

Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association represents a constituency of physicians and scientists throughout the world who reflect a commitment to excellence.

Those eligible for membership in the Association include Cleveland Clinic-trained former, current and future:

  • Physicians/Doctors/Scientists (MD, DO, PhD)
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Interns
  • Medical students from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (“CCLCM”)
  • PhD students who have completed their degree at Cleveland Clinic, through one of our partner universities (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University and the University of Akron)

Professional staff who hold these positions, but who trained outside Cleveland Clinic, will also be eligible for membership in the Association if they have served Cleveland Clinic for a period of five (5) years.

Our Mission

Cleveland Clinic is committed to serving as a resource to its Alumni by providing access to information and programmatic support necessary to ensure their professional growth and success. The goal of these efforts is to bolster the bond between the institution and its Alumni, and to create an atmosphere that encourages a commitment among Alumni to offer support and to participate in the life of the institution.

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Conrad H. Simpfendorpher, MD

President, General Surgery Alumni Specialty Director

Training:S'04, MIS'05, S/HEP'06 

Dale R. Shepard, MD, PhD

Vice President, Hematology/Oncology Alumni Specialty Director

Training: IM'06, H/O'09

Pauline C. Kwok, MD

Secretary of Alumni Membership 

Training: TRS'95, DR'00, ABI'01

Divya Singh-Behl, MD

Secretary of Alumni Communication 

Training: D'02, DS'07

Susan J. Rehm, MD

Immediate Past President, Infectious Disease Alumni Specialty Director

Training: IM'80, ID'83

Mauricio A. Perilla, MD

Anesthesiology & Critical Care

Training: AN'08


Dale R. Shepard, MD, PhD

Cancer Center

Training: IM'06, H/O'09

Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH


Training: IM'04, CARD'09, CARD/E'11


Mark K. Grove, MD

Cleveland Clinic Florida Alumni

Training: S'90, VS'91

Bradley Gill, MD

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Representative

Training: CCLCM'12

Alexis L. Grucela, MD

Colorectal Surgery

Training: CRS'10

Lydia Parker, MD


Training: D'92

Mario Skugor, MD


Training: END'02

Michael Puff, MD


Training: GE'89

Conrad H. Simpfendorfer, Jr., MD

General Surgery

Training: S'04, MIS'05, S/HEP'06

Richard S. Lang, MD, MPH

General Internal Medicine

Training: TRS'80, IM'82)

Darlene Holden, MD

Imaging (Radiology)

Training: DR'08, MRS'09

Albrecht H. Kramer, MD


Training: S'76, VS'77

Marc A. Pohl, MD


Training: CCF'73

Andrew T. Healy, MD 

Neurological Surgery

Training: SSF'15, NS'16

Asma M. Moheet, MD


Training: N'08

Rebecca Bagley, MD


Training: OB/GYN'10

Jeffery M. Goshe, MD


Training: OPH'10

Alan Davis, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Training: ORS ’89, ORS/FS ‘90

Toribio C. Flores, MD

Otolaryngology & Communicative Disorders

Training: OTOCD'82

Christine N. Booth, MD

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Training: ACLPTH'02

Kadakkal Radhakrishnan, MD


Training: PD'03, PDGE'06

Ralph M. Rosato, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Training: PS’92

Leo J. Pozuelo, MD

Psychiatry & Psychology

Training: P/P’97

Octavian Ioachimescu, MD, PhD

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Training: PULMCC'06/SLPM'07

Richard C. Page, PhD


Training: RES/HF'05

Rochelle Rosian, MD

Rheumatic & Immunologic Disease

Training: IRH’96

Michael Banbury, MD

Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

Training: TS'98

Thomas J. Maatman, DO


Training: U'85

Leonard P. Krajewski, MD

Vascular Surgery

Training: GS'78, VS'79

Joddi Neff-Massullo, MD

Vascular Medicine

Training: VM'10

Your Alumni Specialty Directors, specific to the area you trained in, want to keep in touch with you. Your elected specialty director meets with the Board of Directors twice a year and can serve as a valuable resource. Please find your group below to see what your Alumni Director would like to share with you. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alumni Specialty Director: Mauricio A. Perilla, MD (AN'08)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Dr. Dale Shepard MD, PhD (IM’06, H/0’09)

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Alumni Specialty Director: khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH (IM'04, CARD'09, CARD/E'11)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Bradley Gill, MD (CCLCM'12)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Alexis L. Grucela, MD (CRS'10)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Lydia Parker, MD (D'92)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Mario Skugor, MD (END'02)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Michael R. Puff, MD (GE'89)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Conrad H. Simpfendorfer, MD (S'04, MIS'05, S/HEP'06)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Richard S. Lang, MD, MPH (TRS'80, IM'82)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Darlene Holden, MD (DR'08, MSR'09)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Albrecht H. Kramer, MD (S'76, VS'77)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Marc. A Pohl, MD (CCF'73)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Asma M. Moheet, MD (N'08)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Rebecca Bagley, MD (OB/GYN'10)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Jeffrey M. Goshe, MD (OPH'10)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Alan W. Davis, MD (ORS ’89, ORS/FS ‘90)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Toibio C. Flores, MD (OTOCD'82)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Christine N. Booth, MD (ACLPTH'02)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Kadakkal Radhakrishnan, MD (PD'03, PDGE'06)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Ralph M. Rosato, MD (PS'92)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Leo J. Pozuelo, MD (P/P'97)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Octavian Loachimenscu, MD, PhD (PULMCC'06, SLPM'07)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Richard C. Page, PhD (RES/HF'05)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Rochelle Rosian, MD (RH'96)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Thomas J. Maatman, DO (U’85)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Leonard P. Krajewski, MD (GS'78, VS'79)

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Alumni Specialty Director: Joddi M. Neff-Massullo, MD (VM'10)

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Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association By-Laws are available for download here.

Your Alumni Association, Yesterday and Today

Cleveland Clinic’s founders made clear their desire to keep in touch with their alumni. Emphasizing their sentiments at the very first certificate ceremony on November 2, 1926, the five graduating fellows of the class heard this from founder George W. Crile, MD:

George Crile Sr., MD Portrait c. 1930
George Crile Sr., MD Portrait c. 1930

“We would like you to know the permanent staff and Board of Directors feel a great interest in your welfare and we shall follow you as far as possible with our interest and hope you will always remember this is an institution that is a home to which you may always return.”

The Alumni Association today carries on that same interest.

Cleveland Clinic's fundamental obligation is to keep alumni connected to the organization and to one another. In addition, the association today:

  • Assists the medical professional through the promotion of continuing medical education classes, many at an alumni discounted rate
  • Highlights alumni medical achievements, innovations and award-winners
  • Honors the physician-scientist graduates of Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine
  • Develops a philanthropic interest among alumni to meet the health organization’s varied needs, be they buildings, equipment or people


Beyond Reunions

The Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association began much like those of many other medical organizations, existing mostly to host reunions and receptions where its doctors could catch up with one other and speak of their lives inside and outside the medical profession. The occasions were fun, the smiles were many, but the relative importance of these events was often hard to measure.

White Mansion, Home of the
Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association

Over time, the work of a dedicated, curious and engaged alumni staff and alumni base has grown ever more valuable. Communication, education, information have become the benchmarks of a vibrant alumni association in this fast-paced, digital world.

Today’s Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association also:

  • Acts as a strong ambassador to attract talent to the organization
  • Networks with alumni around the globe to both keep lines of communication open and to facilitate the best possible patient treatment
  • Funds internal programs of special interest to Cleveland Clinic
  • Offers a modern web site, complete with information of use to physicians, such as registration for conferences and linking to Cleveland Clinic’s own prestigious Journal of Medicine
  • Brings prominent Cleveland Clinic physicians, and others, before its Board of Directors to hear presentations on current matters of interest, many of which bear directly on physicians’ own patients and practices
  • Reports on those presentations – and other news – through its routinely produced newsletter, Alumni Connection
  • Holds events across the world to bring alumni in other countries up to date on what’s going on back home
  • Sends representatives to important medical conferences, such as one held recently in the Middle East, to learn about new medical techniques and equipment


Welcome Home

It is all about a renewed effort within the Alumni Association to be of greater service to its more than 15,000 members world-wide and to be of greater relevance to Cleveland Clinic overall.

The association knows it must be attentive and responsive to the needs of its members and continually look for new ways to be of service to them. It is that goal to which it is dedicated. And, just as alumni may receive help, they will go on to offer help to others, including their patients, their peers and their own Cleveland Clinic.

To paraphrase Dr. Crile: We always wish you success, we continue to follow you with interest, and we still hope you consider Cleveland Clinic to be your professional home.

Cleveland Clinic's 90th

Centennial Legacy Society
Visionary ($20,000 or more)
Dr. Leonard and Mrs. Marie Calabrese
Dr. John P. MacLaurin
Dr. Susan Rehm
Founder ($10,000 - $19.999)
Dr. Lee and Mrs. Marlene Adler
Dr. Janos Bacsanyi
Dr. Joanne Ceimo
Drs. Zeyd and Lilian Ebrahim
Dr. Pauline C. Kwok
Drs. Justin and Erin Juliano
Drs. Walter* and Isabella Laude*
Dr. Andrew and Mrs. Vivien Liu
Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Janet Rice
Dr. Conrad C. Simpfendorfer and Mrs. Patricia V. Simpfendorfer
Member ($5,000-$9,999)
Dr. Julie Adams
Dr. Kenneth Barngrover
Dr. Edwin and Mrs. Beverly Beven
Dr. Azmy* and Mrs. Ida Boutros
Dr. Johan J. Bredée
"In honor of the Cleveland Clinic and my CCF-teachers for their perpetual inspiration"
Dr. Richard P. Carroll
Dr. Ravi Chittajallu
Dr. Philip Cusumano
Dr. Gary H. Dworkin
"In honor of the Dworkin Family"
Drs. Toribio and Susan Flores
Dr. Fetnat Fouad-Tarazi
Dr. Raghav Govindarajan
Dr. Mark K. Grove
Dr. Kuniaki Hayashi
Dr. Robert and Mrs. Pauline Hermann
Dr. Norman and Mrs. Maryanne Hertzer
Drs. Octavian and Adriana Ioachimescu
Dr. Leonard and Mrs. Susan Krajewski
Dr. Robert and Mrs. Brenda Kunkel
Dr. Albert C. Lammert
"In memory of Patricia Karnosh Lammert"

Drs. Rande and Linda Lazar, and Lauren, Sophie and Charlie/JT

Dr. Marc and Mrs. Cynthia Levin
Dr. James W. Lewis
Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Jill Maatman
Dr. Paul and Mrs. Barbara MacGregor
"In memory of Dr. Ralph Straffon and Dr. Augie Zabbo"
Drs. George and Lourdes Mathew
Dr. Asma M. Moheet & Family
Dr. Eric and Mrs. Letty Muñoz
"In honor of Jose Ozuna Muñoz"
Mrs. Paula Ockner and Dr. Stephen Ockner*
Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Christina Petinga
Dr. Louis G. Prevosti
Dr. Michael Puff
Dr. Jeffrey H. Rudell
Dr. Rochelle Rosian and Mr. Jon Straffon
Drs. Susan Fox and Conrad H. Simpfendorfer
Dr. Divya Singh-Behl
"In honor of Surinder Bahl"
Dr. Riaz A. Tarar
Dr. Sanjiv Tewari
Dr. Jin and Mrs. Tammy Wang
Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Donna Marie Wilson
Dr. Jess Young 
Drs. Belinda Yen-Lieberman and James M. Lieberman
2016 Donors
"In memory of Dr. William P. Steffee"
Dr. Maher Abbas
Dr. Steven Ballas
Dr. Kevin Blaine
Dr. Patrick Blake
Dr. A. Broennle
Dr. Reginald Bulkley
Dr. Alida Gertz
Dr. James Geyer
Dr. Thomas Haverbush
Dr. S. Ihsanullah
Dr. Halifax King
Dr. Christopher Knight
Dr. Paul Krummen
Dr. Earl Shirey
Dr. Timothy Walsh
Dr. Rao Watson
Dr. James Weller
Dr. William White
Huerter Family Fund
Thua Vinh M.D. Inc
Tri City Neurology Associates, LTD