Senior Vice President, UPMC
Chief Medical Officer, UPMC
- Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Donald Yealy, M.D., is senior vice president, UPMC, and chief medical officer. Dr. Yealy supports UPMC hospitals’ vice presidents of medical affairs, as well as the growing medical staffs of UPMC’s hospitals across Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. He supervises the advance practice providers and oversees physician wellness initiatives. He also assists in the growth of UPMC’s specialty centers while integrating medical services throughout UPMC’s network and ambulatory sites.
As chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Yealy has focused most of his research on clinical decision making and the early care of many life-threatening conditions, including community-acquired pneumonia, sepsis, acute heart failure and respiratory failure. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Contribution in Research Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians for his significant contributions to the field.
Dr. Yealy received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University in 1981 and his medical degree in 1985 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his residency and a clinical research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
The author of more than 300 works, Dr. Yealy also is co-editor of "The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery," a practical guide to emergency and surgical care which has been adopted by many training programs throughout the nation since its publication in 1997.
Dr. Yealy is an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Research Foundation and a liaison from the American College of Emergency Physicians to the National Institutes of Health.