Leslie Davis to succeed Jeffrey Romoff as UPMC president, CEO

PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has named a new president and chief executive officer to replace Jeffrey Romoff, who announced his retirement.

Leslie Davis, who most recently served as president of the Health Services Division at UPMC and has 30 years of health care experience, will succeed Romoff, effective Aug. 1.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead UPMC and work with the board, our talented physicians and nurses and all the employees associated with our provider, insurance, international and enterprises businesses as we seek to offer residents of the communities we serve the very best health care services,” Davis said in a statement.

Romoff has been with UPMC for 48 years, having led the organization since 1992. He will be named president emeritus to serve as a resource to Davis and UPMC until Oct. 1.

“I am proud to have led UPMC during a time of exceptional growth,” Romoff said in a statement. “It has been clear to me for quite some time that Leslie has the right skillset to lead the organization forward. I am confident that she will continue UPMC’s track record of success as CEO.”

Davis was president of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital from 2004 to 2018. Before that she was president of Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. She also spent time during her career at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the University of Pennsylvania Health System.