Mark O’Hern has over fourteen years of progressive hospital and physician practice leadership experience at UPMC. O’Hern was appointed president of UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport in the fall of 2018. In this dual role, he is responsible for business development and strategic planning in support of the successful operation of UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport. This includes enhancing integration and collaboration with physicians and the surrounding communities. O’Hern works closely with the medical staff on each hospital campus to enhance and improve clinical practice and recruits new medical staff to support the vision and goals of UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and the entire UPMC system.
O’Hern also serves as the executive director of the UPMC Administrative Fellowship Program.
For four years prior to his current role, he served as vice president of operations at UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport, where he provided executive leadership for the day-to-day operations of both hospitals.
In previous appointments, O’Hern served as executive director of Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP) where he was responsible for leading the operational aspects of the largest pediatric and adolescent primary care medical network in Western Pennsylvania. He also served as director of cardiovascular services for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, the flagship hospitals for UPMC. This was preceded by a two-year administrative fellowship at UPMC, rotating with top level executives at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Children’s Hospital.
O’Hern is a past president of the Cornell University Human Ecology Alumni Association Board. He served for three years as a board member for the Wilmerding/McKeesport YMCA. Current board positions include March of Dimes Western PA, Sampson Family YMCA, as well as McKee Point Development Group.
O’Hern holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.
He resides in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Allison, and their children, Camden and Liam.