Paul Brian Contino

Paul Brian Contino

CIO of University Hospital,

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University Hospital is an independent, state owned, teaching hospital in Newark, New Jersey that provides tertiary care to Northern New Jersey. The hospital is certified by the American College of Surgeons and is a state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center, one of only three in New Jersey.

Previous participations
  • 2017 in Spain, 2018 in Israel, 2019 in USA and 2022 in Switzerland as Vice President, Enterprise Information Management & Analytics of Guthrie


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Paul Brian Contino was appointed in May 2022 as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey USA.  Paul is an accomplished IT leader with more than 25 years of executive management experience. His career has been dedicated to healthcare and life sciences and spans all aspects of technology, business, and clinical systems innovation.


Prior to coming to University Hospital, Paul served as the Vice President of Information Technology at the Guthrie Clinic in PA, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for New York City Health + Hospitals and VP of Information Technology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Paul was also a biomedical research scientist for well over a decade before transitioning into technology.


Paul is a strategic but pragmatic visionary with a track record for successfully building organizational capabilities and cultivating strong teams. Paul is passionate about healthcare and the role that technology plays in driving transformational change for clinicians and patients.


With Paul’s leadership and experience, University Hospital will continue to advance and optimize the electronic health record system (Epic), modernize key infrastructure, systems and processes, enhance its cybersecurity posture, and develop a robust IT strategic plan for the future.


University Hospital

University Hospital is an academic medical center and the only public hospital in the State of New Jersey with 519 licensed beds, a medical staff of more than 785 and 646 medical residents. University Hospital is a state certified Level I Trauma Center supporting Northern New Jersey, with highly ranked specialty programs such as the Center for Liver Diseases and the Comprehensive Stroke Center. University Hospital is the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, the School of Health Related Professions, and the Rutgers School of Nursing. University Hospital proudly serves the residents of Newark and the surrounding communities.


  • Feb 2017 – present: Vice President, Enterprise Information Management & Analytics of Guthrie
  • Aug 2016 – present: Board Member of Get Real Health
  • Nov 2015 – present: Senior Advisory Consultant
  • Feb 2016 – Nov 2016: Global CTO of IKS Health
  • Apr 2011 – Oct 2015: CTO of NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation
  • May 2011 – Nov 2011: CIO of NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation, Bellevue Hospital
  • Jan 2008 – Jan 2011: Chair, Healthcare Council of Smart Card Alliance
  • Jan 2007 – Jan 2011: Executive Director of MSETG Mount Sinai Educational Technology Group
  • Jan 2003 – Jan 2011: Vice President, Information Technology of Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Jul 2000 – Oct 2003: Director of the Information Technology Development Center (ITDC) of Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Jan 1990 – Mar 2001: Founder, President and CEO of OMEGA GRAFX, Inc.
  • Jul 1999 – Jul 2000: Director of Information Technology and WEB Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Philippa Schuyler
  • The Bronx High School of Science
  • The City College of New York / Bachelor of Science
  • Hunter College Master of Arts
  • Columbia University CIO Institute


  • 2021 – HIMSS Mentor (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
  • 2020 – The Guthrie Clinic Outstanding Leadership Award
  • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021 - HIMSS Reviewer (Education Committee : Leadership, Governance, Strategy)
  • 2017 - Healthcare Ambassador (Fujitsu)
  • 2015 - HHC Leadership 200 (2020 Visionaries)
  • 2015, 2014, 2013 - New York Digital Health Accelerator (Judge and Mentor)
  • 2013 - Pilot Health Tech NYC (Judge)
  • 2010 - Computerworld Honors Laureate – Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation.
  • 2010 - OSCA (Outstanding Smart Card Achievement) Individual Leadership Award – finalist, Smart Card Alliance
  • 2010 - Council Member Recognition – Top Council Contributor, Smart Card Alliance
  • 2010 - Recognition of Excellence Team Award - Mount Sinai, FPA Dashboard
  • 2010 - Recognition of Excellence Team Award - Mount Sinai, Information Technology Development Center (ITDC) – 10th Anniversary
  • 2009 - OSCA (Outstanding Smart Card Achievement) Award - Smart Card Alliance, Outstanding Issuing Organization – Mount Sinai Hospital
2006 - Recognition of Excellence Team Award - Mount Sinai, HRTS (Human Resources Transaction System) Process Team and Development Team

  • 2005 - Recognition of Excellence Team Award - Mount Sinai,  Development of the Financial Services Suite – Sinai Central
  • 2002 - InfoWorld 100 Award - for innovative business technology,  Sinai Central – Mount Sinai’s business portal


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