MEET THE HONOREES | Person of the Year


Kevin B. Mahoney
Chief Executive Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Kevin B. Mahoney is chief executive officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, a pillar of Penn Medicine. He has held the position since 2019, leading health system operations, which span six nationally ranked hospitals, 11 multispecialty centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

Across Penn Medicine, Mahoney has led many transformational initiatives focused on improving experience and efficiency in treatment settings. Most recently, he oversaw the creation of the Pavilion, a 1.5-million-square-foot, 17-story patient care facility. Mahoney also directed a yearslong project to unite the health system’s hospitals, clinics and home care programs under one shared electronic health record platform.

Beyond the health care system, Mahoney has been a driving force to integrate Penn Medicine discoveries into the landscape of Cellicon Valley, the emerging biopharma hub centered on gene and cell therapy in Philadelphia.

A graduate of Millersville State College (now Millersville University) in Millersville, Pennsylvania, Mahoney earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also holds an MBA and a doctorate from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Penn Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine. Together, they form one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care.

Melissa Raffel
Author: Melissa Raffel