Guthrie Welcomes New President and CEO, Edmund Sabanegh, MD, MBA

September 15, 2021
Guthrie Welcomes New President and CEO
Guthrie Welcomes New President and CEO

Guthrie today welcomed Dr. Edmund Sabanegh as the system’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, who retired this month after more than a decade in leadership at Guthrie.

Dr. Sabanegh joins Guthrie after more than a decade of leadership at the Cleveland Clinic, where, as President of the health system’s Main Campus and Regional Hospitals, he led a team of more than 12,000 clinical caregivers, expanded clinical services for the system’s patients and achieved the highest caregiver engagement in the organization’s history. 

“I’m excited about my new role at Guthrie and leading this dedicated team of caregivers,” stated Dr. Sabanegh. “My focus will build on the organization’s focus of quality, safety and the patient experience to ensure Guthrie patients receive the care they need and the service they deserve.” 



Dr. Sabanegh brings extensive experience in multiple aspects of large practice healthcare and academic systems to his role at Guthrie. He will oversee Guthrie’s high-quality patient-centered care and ensure it is delivered consistently across the local communities that the system serves.

“Dr. Sabanegh was selected to be Guthrie’s CEO in part because we believe he can build upon an incredible legacy of delivering superior patient care,” said Ken Levitzky, Chair of Guthrie’s Board of Directors. “We look to this new chapter of the organization, under Dr. Sabanegh’s stewardship, with excitement as we continue to strengthen our culture of trust and collaboration with the patient at the center of every decision.” 

Dr. Sabanegh’s experience also includes 21 years of service in the United States Air Force where he held several executive roles, including Chief of Medical Staff, chief consultant for the Surgeon General, and Chief Operating Officer at the largest Air Force hospital in the world. An author of more than 200 academic publications, his education includes a Bachelor of Science, Engineering degree from Princeton University, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Sabanegh completed his Urologic Surgery Residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and his Microsurgery Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sabanegh is board certified by the American Board of Urology.