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Brian Durniok

Brian Durniok

Market President, Northwest Pa. and New York
President, UPMC Hamot

Brian Durniok was named president of UPMC Hamot, as well as president of the Northwest Pa. and Western New York markets, in December of 2023. Prior to this appointment, he served for nearly seven years as president of UPMC Northwest and five years as president of UPMC Chautauqua.

Durniok joined UPMC in 1995 as director of human resources at UPMC Horizon in Mercer County.  He served as vice president of human resources at UPMC Hamot, and later UPMC Northwest and UPMC Chautauqua, from 2013 to 2018.  Durniok was appointed president of UPMC Northwest in 2017.  In January 2019, he was also appointed president of UPMC Chautauqua.

Durniok was instrumental in helping to establish UPMC Northwest’s Telemedicine service line—the highest volume Teleconsult Center across the UPMC network—bringing cutting-edge care to patients in the community and unparalleled access to expert specialty care while avoiding long-distance travel and related time and expenses.

At UPMC Chautauqua, he was instrumental in transforming and improving the health care and services provided in the southwestern New York region. Since its affiliation, UPMC has invested more than $54 million into UPMC Chautauqua to enhance staff, technology, facilities, infrastructure, and other key areas.

Durniok graduated from Thiel College in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in business. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Baker College in 2001.