David Margolius, MD

September 2022

Dr. David Margolius was sworn in as Director of Public Health for the City of Cleveland on August 1st, 2022. Previously the Division Director of General Internal Medicine at MetroHealth, Dr. Margolius brings a decade of experience to the role along with a deep understanding of the impact of Cleveland’s social determinants of health. An active educator, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and was faculty co-lead for the Medical Director Leadership Institute at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care. Dr. Margolius has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of public health topics from COVID-19 response in underserved communities and the opioid crisis, to hypertension in low-income populations and best practices in primary care, preventative medicine and family medicine.

Dr. Margolius holds an MD from Alpert Medical School at Brown University and a BA in biology from Brown. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco where he spent his last year as Chief Resident of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety before returning to Cleveland. He lives with his wife and two children in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland.