Cleveland Clinic Names New President of Euclid Hospital

Daniel Napierkowski, M.D., has been named the new president of Cleveland Clinic’s Euclid Hospital.

Dr. Napierkowski joined Cleveland Clinic in 1997. In his most recent role, he served as chairman of regional practice anesthesiology since 2010. In this position, he has been responsible for overseeing the anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) who work throughout Cleveland Clinic’s regional hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Brian Parker, MD, Vice Chair of Operations for the Anesthesiology Institute, will serve as Interim Chair of the Regional Practice of Anesthesiology.

In 2000, he became department head of anesthesiology at Euclid Hospital, a position he held until 2010. While serving as the new president, he plans to continue his clinical practice at Euclid Hospital.

“Dan has played an integral role at Euclid Hospital for many years and is a strong physician leader,” says J. Stephen Jones, M.D., president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers. “He is a visionary and compassionate leader who will further the impressive work of our caregivers for the benefit of our patients.”

Dr. Napierkowski earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. His undergraduate degree in pharmacy is from Duquesne University. He completed residency training in anesthesiology at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, and an internship in medicine at Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

“Euclid Hospital caregivers demonstrate strong heart and spirit while leading the way in quality, access and affordability for patients,” Dr. Napierkowski said. “I look forward to continuing this great work and to making a difference for our patients and the community.”

Dr. Napierkowski succeeds Mark Froimson, M.D., as president. Rich Lea has served as interim president since November 2014. Lea will continue at Euclid Hospital in his role as vice president of operations.

Dr. Napierkowski and his wife reside in Highland Heights. They have four children. 

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 1:15 PM, 05.31.2015