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Donald M. Yealy, MD

  • 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. He has contributed to more than 390 publications with almost 20,000 combined citations.

In 2022, he was named editor-in-chief of Annals of Emergency Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the largest-circulation peer-review journal in emergency medicine, with more than 38,000 subscribers. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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.