Singh accepts role as president of Cleveland Clinic hospitals in Florida

The Cleveland Clinic named Rishi Singh, MD, president of the Cleveland Clinic Martin North and South hospitals in Martin County, Florida.

The Cleveland Clinic has named Rishi Singh, MD, president of the Cleveland Clinic Martin North and South hospitals, effective Jan. 1.

Most recently, Singh worked at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Ohio, where he has served as a staff physician at the Cole Eye Institute and professor of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for Cleveland Clinic and as the executive physician champion for documentation excellence for Ohio.

Singh specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal disease. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, books, and book chapters, and has served as principal investigator for numerous national clinical trials.

According to Cleveland Clinic Florida CEO and President Conor P. Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, the Martin North and South hospitals have a history of providing high-quality care to residents of Martin County, Florida.

“They are a foundational component of health care in the community, and Rishi will help us continue to enhance our current services while developing new opportunities to provide access to world-class care,” Delaney said.

Singh earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, and completed an internship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The completed a residency in ophthalmology from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and a vitreoretinal fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

Singh succeeds Robert L. Lord Jr., who announced in March that he would be retiring at the end of the year after 23 years as head of the hospital.

“Rishi’s leadership and experience will be valuable assets to Martin North and South hospitals, as well as to the community we serve,” Lord said.

Lord said he will work with Singh through December to help him transition into his new role.