Douglas E. Carney, AIA, MBA, LEED AP

Senior Vice President for Real Estate, Planning, Design, Construction, and Engineering, Mount Sinai Health System

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Douglas E. Carney, AIA, MBA, LEED AP, is Senior Vice President for Real Estate, Planning, Design, Construction, and Engineering for the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Douglas Carney is a dynamic and visionary leader who has steered design, capital improvements, construction, and operations management for renowned hospital systems such as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr. Carney has specialized in developing and providing strategic leadership for highly effective cross-functional teams in capital projects, facilities operations, and real estate environments in large academic institutional settings. Mr. Carney has led efforts to develop and systematize innovative management plans for tracking major capital programs and construction management efforts for large, complex projects in the educational, health care, and corporate markets.

Under Mr. Carney’s leadership, Brigham and Women’s Hospital updated the Institutional Master Plan and a Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, including the Climate Action Committee, which Mr. Carney co-chaired, and the Journey to Net Zero work that he initiated.

Previously at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Mr. Carney served as a member of the Trustees Finance and Capital Program Committee and Buildings and Grounds subcommittee.  Under Mr. Carney, CHOP completed more than $2 billion dollars of construction and started nearly $4 billion in activity following the Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan of 2019, which Carney led to provide a roadmap for building scale and expanding the CHOP integrated-care network infrastructure.

Mr. Carney also provided key leadership and strategic vision for completion of the Wharton School site selection, design, and construction in San Francisco and Philadelphia. 

Mr. Carney has held a Clinical Professor faculty appointment to Drexel University in Philadelphia since 2004, teaching Real Estate Development, Materials, and 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.  Carney has also lectured at Baruch University in the MBA of Healthcare Administration program.

Mr. Carney has practiced as an architect, gaining extensive project experience with contract management, site analysis, master planning, feasibility and zoning studies, space needs and program development, code analysis and compliance studies, as well as project scheduling.

His service interests are many, including a multitude of board and trustee roles. Among them, Mr. Carney lends his energy and expertise to the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Boston Public Library, Drexel University, and local school boards.