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Robert Wyllie, MD, is chief of Medical Operations at Cleveland Clinic. He is responsible for Business Intelligence, Pharmacy, Continuous Improvement, Hospital Throughput, Surgical Operations, and Critical Care Transport.  Dr. Wyllie also oversees the operations of Service Line Performance Management, driving down the cost of health care while improving quality and enhancing patient experience.

Formerly, Dr. Wyllie was chief of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, chairman of the Pediatric Institute, and the first holder of the Calabrese Endowed Chair in Pediatrics. He recruited 160 physicians and tripled the number of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists at Cleveland Clinic.  Under his leadership, every pediatric specialty became ranked nationally by US News & World Report, and Cleveland Clinic became the highest rated Children’s Hospital in northern Ohio. Cleveland Clinic’s Children’s Hospital grew to be the largest provider of pediatric services in northeast Ohio.

Dr. Wyllie is also a world renowned pediatric gastroenterologist with subspecialty interest in inflammatory bowel disease and complex endoscopic procedures.  He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Other prominent roles at Cleveland Clinic include member of the Board of Governors, vice chair of the Office of Professional Staff Affairs, and past president of the Professional Staff.

Dr. Wyllie is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.  He has authored over 130 articles in scientific journals, presented at more than 185 national and international scientific meetings and delivered more than 135 presentations at hospitals and medical centers.

Dr. Wyllie graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. He is co-author of Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 4th Edition.

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