System SVP, Real Estate, Planning, Design, Construction & Engineering
Mount Sinai Health System & Icahn School of Medicine
Doug Carney is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealths of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and a former member of the Pennsylvania Architects Licensure Board.
Since 2021, he serves as the Health System Senior Vice President for Real Estate, Planning, Design, Construction and Engineering at the Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine, an 8-hospital system and medical school totaling 13.5 million square feet across all five boroughs of New York City.
He previously held a similar position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and led nine operating departments. Under Doug’s leadership, Brigham and Women’s updated the institutional master plan and developed a comprehensive facilities master plan, including the climate action committee that he co-chairs and the “journey to net zero” work that he initiated. He is also the co-chair of the Partners Strategic Energy Master Plan Committee. In March 2020, Doug co-designed the BWH “Be Protected Booth” with Dr. Sherry Yu to allow safe COVID testing with significantly reduced PPE use during shortages. He also developed an open source license shared globally with units built across the US and the world.
Prior to that, Doug held a similar role at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He served as a non-voting member of the CHOP Trustees Finance and Capital Program Committee and Buildings and Grounds sub-committee. Under his leadership, CHOP completed over $2 billion dollars of in-place construction and started nearly $4 billion in activity following the Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan of 2019, which Doug led to provide a roadmap for building scale and expanding the CHOP integrated care network infrastructure.
Doug has significant operating leadership, design & capital program management and construction project consulting experience and has held a clinical professor faculty appointment to Drexel University in Philadelphia since 2004, teaching real estate development, materials & construction management. He has been a guest lecturer in the Widener University MBA program and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s MBA program in the Zell Lurie Real Estate Center for 19 years, recently developing an “inverted classroom” lecture series on design and construction processes. Carney has also lectured at Baruch University in the Masters of Healthcare Administration.