Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove is a heart surgeon and has served as the president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic since 2004.
A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Cosgrove grew up in Watertown.
The VA has been plagued with problems, culminating in the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, a former US Army general.
The VA has been ripped by criticism over wait lists for veterans needing care.
Some veterans died while waiting on the list.
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