Fred M. DeGrandis

Chief Administrative Officer and Managing Director, Global Center for Health Innovation

Fred M. DeGrandis is an experienced senior executive with 30+ years of healthcare experience and successful leadership in the areas of Hospital, Health System, physician group, and community and civic organizations.  He has served as an executive in all major health systems in greater Cleveland, and has extensive experience in the international operations. DeGrandis has and continues to serve as trustee, director and governance leader for many healthcare, civic, education and community organizations.

In April 2015, DeGrandis joined SMG as the Managing Director & Chief Administrative Officer of the Global Center for Health Innovation (GCHI).

Prior to his current position, DeGrandis served 12 years in various senior executive roles at the Cleveland Clinic including President of the Cleveland Clinic Health Network, Interim CEO and President and Senior Advisor of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in the United Arab Emirates, Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Community Physician Partnership, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Clinic’s nine Regional Hospitals and the CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic’s three Western Region Hospitals.

DeGrandis has received recognition from numerous organizations for his extensive health care and community leadership.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received his law degree from Cleveland State University’s John Marshall College of Law. DeGrandis is a lifelong resident of Cleveland.