Kevin B. Mahoney, DBA

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Kevin Mahoney is CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He assumed this role on July 1, 2019. Beginning in 1996, Dr. Mahoney’s leadership posts at Penn Medicine have included serving as executive vice president/chief administrative officer of UPHS, executive vice dean of the Perelman School of Medicine and senior vice president of UPHS. He also served as executive director of Phoenixville Hospital, as executive director/COO for Clinical Care Associates and as director of network development. Dr. Mahoney’s operational portfolio at Penn Medicine has included information technology, strategic planning, the primary care network, human resources and capital planning. He has led several transformative construction projects, which have expanded and enhanced Penn Medicine’s clinical care, teaching and research missions, including the Smilow Center for Translational Research and the Henry A. Jordan M’62 Medical Education Center. He oversaw the implementation of a common EHR platform across five hospitals, numerous outpatient clinics and home care, the only comprehensive system of its kind in the Philadelphia region. He directed the development and construction of the new $1.6 billion hospital, The Pavilion, on Penn Medicine’s West Philadelphia campus, which houses inpatient care for the Abramson Cancer Center, heart and vascular medicine and surgery, neurology and neurosurgery and a new ED. Dr. Mahoney conceptualized and spearheaded the development of the Penn Medicine Co-Investment Program, which catalyzes scientific and medical innovation developed by Penn Medicine faculty. Since its inception, the program has launched more than 10 companies that have collectively brought over $1 billion in capital to Philadelphia. Prior to joining UPHS, Dr. Mahoney served as vice president for Johnson & Higgins, where he provided leadership to the Health Group, including risk transfer and alternative risk management strategies. He also served as vice president of administration for nine years at Bryn Mawr Hospital and as director of administrative services for Episcopal Hospital for three years. He is a graduate of Millersville State College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, and he holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a doctorate from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.


Tuesday, March 21
10:45–11:45 a.m.
CEO Circle Session: Future-Proofing Your Organization