Tarek Elsawy, MD

President and CEO, Reliant Medical Group, Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio and Massachusetts


Since joining Reliant Medical Group in 2016, Dr. Tarek Elsawy has overseen system transformation through the implementation of a team-based primary care clinical model married with the establishment of nine new, state-of-the-art medical facilities designed specifically for delivery of team-based care. 

In 2018 he entered Reliant into a unique joint venture with two regional healthcare companies to open an Ambulatory Surgery Center, providing a lower-cost setting for high-quality surgical care. 

In that same year Dr. Elsawy negotiated the acquisition of Reliant by Optum, a national healthcare innovation company, which has assured Reliant’s future ability to provide its unique brand of value-based care in its Central and Metro West Massachusetts service area.

Before joining Reliant, Dr. Tarek Elsawy was a physician executive at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was the Vice President of Regional Medical Operations and Affairs. In this role he had direct responsibility for eighteen family health centers, as well as a leadership role in the operation of eight hospitals. At the Clinic, he launched and led operations for one of the nation’s largest clinical integration programs, the Cleveland Clinic Quality Alliance (CCQA).

He has also served as Vice President and Medical Director for a 160-physician, multi-specialty group at the Cleveland Clinic. Among his priorities was enhancing care delivery system in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas through seeking ways to decrease length of stay, while enhancing care coordination, patient safety and medical outcomes.

Dr. Elsawy received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center and engaged in a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to embarking on his executive career, he spent 10 years in private practice.