Jeffrey A. Romoff is the President and Chief Executive Officer of UPMC, one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UPMC has evolved from an outstanding academic medical center into a fully integrated $20 billion global health enterprise under Mr. Romoff’s leadership. With 87,000 employees, UPMC is the largest non-governmental employer in Pennsylvania and is transforming health care by integrating 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.5 million-member health insurance services division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania.
Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC is inventing new models of accountable, cost-efficient and patient-centered care. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. Contributing more than $1.2 billion annually in community benefits, UPMC has sparked economic revitalization in western Pennsylvania by nurturing new businesses based on its innovative science, technology and medicine. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, and UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners around the world.
Mr. Romoff began his career at the University of Pittsburgh in 1973 as the Director of the Office of Education and Regional Programming at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (formerly Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC). Through this office, Western Psychiatric was the first academic psychiatric facility to offer organized continuing education programs to practitioners in communities throughout western Pennsylvania.
In 1975, Mr. Romoff became Western Psychiatric's Administrator and Associate Director. While he was in a leadership position at Western Psychiatric, it became the nation's leading psychiatric research center, receiving more funding from the National Institute of Mental Health than any other institution and was one of the first mental health organizations in the country to focus on the then emergent field of biological psychiatry.
From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Romoff was Executive Vice President of UPMC and Vice President for Health Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh. In 1991, he also assumed the role of interim Senior Vice President of Business and Finance for the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992, he was named President of UPMC and in 2006 he became President and CEO.
A native of New York City, Mr. Romoff received a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated magna cum laude from the City College of New York. He received a Master's degree in philosophy with a specialty in political science at Yale University. He is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Chatham College and an Honorary Doctorate of Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.
A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 89,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 3.7 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside on its annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.