Thoracic surgeon Luis Marcelo Argote-Greene, MD, joins Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital


Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital announced Luis Marcelo Argote-Greene, MD, as Regional Director of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery. 

After completing Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology Clinical Fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Dr. Argote-Greene returned to National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán in Mexico City where he previously trained in General Surgery. He earned his medical degree at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Before returning to Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Argote-Greene was the chief of Thoracic Surgery and professor of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program.

His interest in patient outcomes and quality of care led Dr. Argote-Greene to become involved in an Executive Healthcare Master of Business Administration at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

“Our main focus is to serve the patient with highest standards of evidence based and humane care, close to home,” says Dr. Argote-Greene. 

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Dr. Argote-Greene was a thoracic surgeon with University Hospitals in Ohio and clinical assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Argote-Greene specializes in the treatment of: lung cancer; esophageal cancer; mediastinal tumors; thymoma; benign and malignant diseases of the pleura; mesothelioma; chest wall tumors and reconstruction; and airway reconstruction. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and holds professional memberships in the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He is also a reviewer for national and international peer reviewed medical and surgical journals.

Dr. Argote-Greene is now accepting new patients at Cleveland Clinic’s Health and Wellness Center in Vero Beach located at 3450 11th Court. To schedule an appointment, call 772.563.4580.


About Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopaedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County. Learn more at

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