The 1980s

Joseph Hahn, MD in surgery

1980

Joseph Hahn, MD, leads the development of brain mapping, which enables surgeons to pinpoint seizure...

Joseph Hahn, MD, leads the development of brain mapping, which enables surgeons to pinpoint seizure sites in epilepsy patients.

The Meyer Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

1983

The Meyer Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging — the first freestanding building designed to house...

The Meyer Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging — the first freestanding building designed to house MRI machines — is completed. Funded with a gift from former Cleveland Clinic Foundation President E. Tom Meyer, the facility is constructed without steel nails or other materials containing iron.

1984

Cleveland Clinic performs its first liver transplant.

Cleveland Clinic performs its first liver transplant.

Doctors performing surgery

1984

Heart transplant program established.

Heart transplant program established.

new outpatient building

1985

A major expansion is completed. It includes a new outpatient building (pictured) designed by Cesar...

A major expansion is completed. It includes a new outpatient building (pictured) designed by Cesar Pelli, new hospital facilities and a two-block-long skyway linking the enlarged campus.

Bernadine Healy, MD

1985

Bernadine Healy, MD, becomes the first woman to lead a Cleveland Clinic division: the Division of...

Bernadine Healy, MD, becomes the first woman to lead a Cleveland Clinic division: the Division of Research.

1985

Cleveland Clinic performs its first kidney/pancreas transplant. 

Cleveland Clinic performs its first kidney/pancreas transplant. 

Declan Walsh, MD

1987

Declan Walsh, MD, establishes the Palliative Care Program.

Declan Walsh, MD, establishes the Palliative Care Program.

Cleveland Clinic Florida Facility

1988

Cleveland Clinic Florida opens in Fort Lauderdale — the first facility outside Ohio.

Cleveland Clinic Florida opens in Fort Lauderdale — the first facility outside Ohio.

Floyd Loop, MD

1989

Floyd Loop, MD, is appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board of Governors. He serves until 2004.

Floyd Loop, MD, is appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board of Governors. He serves until 2004.

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