Associate Dean for Medical Education
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
M-211 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Dr. Mahoney has long championed curricular improvement and innovation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
In addition to being one of the designers of the school's integrated clerkships, he has led changes in medical education methodology and content that have significantly influenced the entire curriculum. His creativity has resulted in hallmark innovations in simulation, public health preparedness and technology. He has promoted and developed a broad range of initiatives, including the integration of evidence-based medicine, performance-based assessment, tobacco cessation, communication skills, health literacy and bioterrorism content throughout the curriculum. Dr. Mahoney continues to seek effective ways to improve the connections between students, faculty and patients.
Dr. Mahoney has held positions at Pittsburgh since 1994, including Director of the Office of Medical Education since 1999. He is currently Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. In 2006, he was selected as a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Academy of Master Educators.
Prior to entering medical school, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and Master of Science degree in Bioengineering, both from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. Dr. Mahoney earned his medical degree in 1990 from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed the emergency medicine residency program at George Washington / Georgetown University Hospitals, and the American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Mahoney’s clinical specialties are emergency medicine, disaster medicine and toxicology.