Cynthia Hundorfean

CEO & President at Allegheny General Hospital

Cynthia Hundorfean is the CEO and president of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), a 14-hospital, $4 billion health care system based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since she joined the network in 2016, Ms. Hundorfean’s extraordinary efforts to transform AHN have been recognized both regionally and nationally. In 2019 and again in 2022, she was selected by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s “Top Women Leaders,” joining a distinguished list of executives whose work positively influences American health policy, care delivery models, and the industry as a whole. In 2020, the magazine named her one of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare." An innovative leader who has worked in bold strokes to get health care right for the patients and communities served by AHN, Ms. Hundorfean’s commitment to health care access, quality, value and patient experience have been fundamental to AHN’s success over the past three years. During her tenure, AHN has integrated all of its physician practices and clinical sites of care – more than 300 in total – around a singular electronic health records system. The network was also the first in western Pennsylvania, and among the first in the country, to implement a same-day appointments program for both primary care and specialty visits. Additionally over the last few years, the network has opened and established a number of facilities and programs that are unique to the region – including the ground-breaking Alexis Joy D'Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health, a first-of-its-kind Autoimmunity Institute, and the Cahouet Center for Comprehensive Parkinson's Care. A native of Kansas, she received her Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from David N. Myers College.


  • CEO & President

    Current role