Toby Cosgrove, M.D.
Current position: Executive advisor to the Google Cloud Healthcare and Life Sciences team
Former position: Cleveland Clinic CEO
Hire date: July 2018
Why he's a leader to watch: A widely respected thought leader in healthcare and medicine, Toby Cosgrove, M.D., is helping one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology companies figure out how to sell its technology and services into the healthcare market.
Cosgrove is advising the Google Cloud team on using data and technology to advance healthcare delivery and improve the experience for both patients and providers. Over the course of his 44-year career in medicine, Cosgrove has seen firsthand how digitization has improved—and hampered—healthcare. As an adviser to Google, he's focused on identifying the next "killer app" to help transform healthcare, including the use of voice recognition, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics.