2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Kevin Mahoney


Kevin B. Mahoney is chief executive officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). He assumed this role on July 1, 2019.

Beginning in 1996, Mahoney’s leadership posts at Penn Medicine have included serving as executive vice president and 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 and chief operating officer for Clinical Care Associates and as director of network development.

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. Mahoney directs the development and construction of The Pavilion, Penn Medicine’s new $1.5 billion hospital on its West Philadelphia campus, set to open later this year. He also oversaw the implementation of a common electronic health record platform across five hospitals, numerous outpatient clinics and home care – the only comprehensive system of its kind in the Philadelphia region.

He is a graduate of Millersville State College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1981. During his time at Millersville, Mahoney played intercollegiate lacrosse, participated in the search committee for the university president and made the dean’s list. He found mentors in professors Clarence Jefferson Randolph, David Ostrovsky, Paul Nichols and Terry Madonna. Professor Randolph spent hours counseling and mentoring Mahoney and the pair stayed in touch until Randolph’s passing. Mahoney met his wife, Pam Kane ’82, during their sophomore year and they celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary in August.

Mahoney also holds an MBA and a doctorate from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.