ACHE Western PA Role: Chair, Marketing & Membership
Adam Kramer currently serves as the Director of Hospitalist Medicine within the Department of Medicine at UPMC. In this role, he leads the day-to-day operations of the hospitalist programs at UPMC Presbyterian, Shadyside, Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital. As part of this work, he partners with the service line’s physician and executive leadership to provide world-class care and experience to the customers it serves. Adam was a Project Manager in the same department for three years before expanding his scope of responsibility. During this time, he participated in and successfully completed UPMC Health Plan’s rigorous Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt Program. He leveraged this training to optimize care models and business operations across programs.
Prior to joining the hospitalist service line, Adam completed a one-year Administrative Fellowship opportunity at UPMC Hamot and an 18-month Administrative Residency at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. Through these experiences, Adam gained a breadth of knowledge in all aspects of hospital operations via completion of hands-on executive sponsored projects.
Before joining UPMC, Adam served as a Sales Manager for a niche software company, specializing in the creation and deployment of behavioral health electronic medical record systems.
Adam joined ACHE as a student in 2011 and since then, has continued his involvement by serving on the Early Careerist, Sponsorship, and Marketing and Membership Committees.
Adam holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from the University of Delaware and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his undergraduate degree by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Health Policy & Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
In his free time, Adam volunteers as a Board Member of the University of Delaware Pittsburgh Alumni Club. In addition, he is an avid runner having completed the Boston and Chicago Marathons, and enjoys experiencing every aspect the city of Pittsburgh has to offer!