Becker's Healthcare July 11, 2019
Anuja Vaidya

Semih Sen became Cleveland Clinic’s first chief business development officer July 1. Here he discusses his new responsibilities and how he hopes to help set the organization up for success.

Question: What are your key responsibilities as chief business development officer?

Semih Sen: Overall, our goal is to build an entrepreneurial core for Cleveland Clinic to proactively pursue opportunities that will eventually benefit our patients, our organization and the wider industry.

I’ll be responsible in driving transformational healthcare partnerships and alliances with other players in the healthcare industry and other adjacent industries that create value for Cleveland Clinic.

I will also oversee the work of Cleveland Clinic Innovations office, where I plan to leverage Cleveland Clinic’s centurylong experience as an innovator in new...