Wild, who first joined UPMC in 2002, has more than 20 years of health care experience in the U.S. and internationally, and has held several leadership roles at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, most recently as senior vice president. She succeeds UPMC executive vice president Chuck Bogosta, who remains as both president of the rapidly growing UPMC International Division and as an officer and board of director member of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
Wild has been an integral part of the leadership team responsible for UPMC’s efforts to deliver patient-focused, cost-effective cancer care across UPMC Hillman’s vast network of more than 70 cancer centers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Ireland and Italy. She has led business development activity, including new partnerships and expansion in western and central Pennsylvania, as well as clinical innovation initiatives aimed at transforming UPMC Hillman’s approach to cancer care.
In her new role as president, she will provide the strategic vision to further enhance the growth and development, both domestically and globally, of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, which is among the largest cancer-care networks in the country, providing care to more than 110,000 patients annually.
Internationally, Wild leads the expansion of UPMC Hillman’s world-class cancer care to Italy, Ireland, China and Kazakhstan. She was part of a team that developed a joint venture with Bon Secours Health System
, Ireland’s largest independent health care provider, to build an advanced radiotherapy center in Cork, joining UPMC locations in Waterford, Clane and Kilkenny, where patients have access to trusted cancer care close to home. In Italy, Wild has worked in close collaboration with UPMC’s Italian leadership team to develop cancer centers in Rome and southern Italy and ensures that Hillman’s treatment protocols and best practices are integrated across the network.
A Washington, Pennsylvania, native, Wild earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She began her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company before joining UPMC in 2002. Following her time at UPMC, where she was vice president and chief operating officer for UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, she served as the executive vice president for Cancer Treatment Services International Inc., before rejoining UPMC as senior vice president of UPMC Hillman in 2015.
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CAPTION: Elizabeth Wild, president, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.