UPMC Names New Leaders for Health Services Division

By: Staff Report

Effective October 1, 2021, Mark Sevco will assume the role of president, UPMC Hospitals— comprised of 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals— and Joon Lee, M.D., will become president of UPMC Physician Services— overseeing its 4,200 employed physicians. 

Sevco is currently president, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, which is nationally ranked as a top-10 pediatric hospital by U.S. News. He has served UPMC for 30 years in various capacities including chief operating officer of UPMC Pinnacle, president of UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport, vice president of operations for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, among many other leadership positions. Sevco holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and master’s degrees in business administration and health administration, all from the University of Pittsburgh.  

Lee’s current role is senior vice president, UPMC, and president of UPMC Physician Services, with responsibility for the University of Pittsburgh Physicians and Community Medicine and the employed physicians and staff. He recently served as chief medical officer of UPMC’s Insurance Services Division.  An interventional cardiologist by training, he has focused his research and clinical interests on the role of stem cells in treating coronary artery disease and catheter-based treatment of valvular disease. Lee is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Duke University’s School of Medicine. He completed a medical internship, residency and fellowships at Harvard Medical School.   

“Mark and Joon are exceptional, dedicated leaders who will support our journey toward continued excellence in clinical care, patient experience, research and innovation,” said Leslie Davis, president and CEO, UPMC. ”Throughout our health system, they are recognized for their forward-thinking solutions to pressing health challenges, constantly pushing the envelope toward optimal care for our patients.”  

Sevco and Lee will co-lead the Health Services Division and report to UPMC president and CEO Leslie Davis.