Information Services

Leadership Team Bios

Technology leaders at Penn Medicine are focused on continuously developing industry-leading innovations and sustaining best practice solutions that can be applied toward supporting caregivers in developing care approaches through translational and personalized medicine.

Below is the leadership team in Penn Medicine's Information Services department. This team leads a department of approximately 350 technology professionals. Click on the names below and team members' full bios will be displayed:

Michael Restuccia
Vice President, VP/CIO
Profile of Michael Restuccia

Michael Restuccia is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Penn Medicine. Mr. Restuccia has over twenty-five years of health care information technology experience and has worked nearly all his career in the health care information technology provider, vendor and consulting services industries.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, Mr. Restuccia served as President of MedMatica Consulting Associates, a health care information technology consulting firm that has been recognized as a three time recipient of the Inc. Magazine 5,000 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies in the US and the Philadelphia 100 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies in the Philadelphia region.

While at MedMatica, Mr. Restuccia served as the Interim Chief Information Officer for several health care organizations including Phoenixville Hospital, Doylestown Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Prior to MedMatica, Mr. Restuccia has also served in leadership roles with several other health care information technology firms including First Consulting Group and Shared Medical Systems (now Siemens).

Mr. Restuccia achieved a Bachelor in Science degree from Rider University and a Masters in Business Administration from Villanova University.

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Professional Memberships

  • College of Health care Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)

Penn Medicine Technology Themes

  • Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Ambulatory Practice Management
  • Clinical Charting
  • Health Information Exchange /Meaningful Use
  • Involving patients in their care through portals
  • Large Scale Infrastructure Change
  • Leveraging Clinical Data to Improve Outcomes
  • Linking Patients and Caregivers
  • Mobile Health care
  • Translational / Personalized Medicine
  • Using Data Exchange to Collaborate on Care
  • Using technology to improve patient outcomes
John P. Donohue
Associate CIO of Technology and Infrastructure
Profile of John P. Donohue

John P. Donohue is the Associate CIO of Technology and Infrastructure with the Penn Medicine – University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Mr. Donohue is a seasoned health care IT Executive with over 20 years of experience which includes: extensive senior executive and customer interaction, understanding complex business requirements, identifying technology solutions, developing and executing IT strategic plans. He is recognized as a proactive leader who builds and develops high performance teams that are committed to excellence in the delivery of IT services and solutions.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine, John held IT vice president roles at both Covance (a $4 billion Clinical Research Organization) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (number one ranked Pediatric Hospital in the country). John holds a BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Information Technology at Rutgers.

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FY11 - New Emerging Projects and Technologies

  • Server Virtualization
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • In Room Patient Charting Devices
  • Infrastructure Resiliency
  • Converged Network Technologies

Professional Memberships

  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)
  • Health care Executives Network
  • Chief Information Officers Network

Areas of Expertise

Brian Wells
Associate VP, Health Technology and Academic Computing, Penn Medicine
Profile of Brian Wells

Brian Wells is the Associate VP of Health Technology and Academic Computing at Penn Medicine. Mr. Wells joined Penn Medicine in September, 2007 and is currently responsible for software development along with academic computing informatics and infrastructure.

Previously at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia he was the Project Director of two large Epic implementations – Patient Access/Revenue Cycle and Specialty Care. Beginning in 1997 he was the founder and Chief Technology Officer of InteHealth Incorporated. For eight years prior to that he was the CTO of GMIS, Inc. and led the development and support of 11 expert system software products for the payor market.

Previously, his nine years of software development and support experience at Siemens (SMS) provided him extensive management background in all aspects of health care product development.

Mr. Wells earned his MBA from Villanova and his undergraduate Computer Systems degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. He became a HIMSS Fellow in 2008.

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FY11- New Emerging Projects and Technologies in Health Technology & Research Computing

  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Mobile, secure clinician communication
  • Cloud Computing
  • Common data terminology
  • High Performance Computing
  • Clinical trial recruiting at the point of care
  • iPads and Android tablets
  • Mobile devices in clinical practice
  • Clinical trial recruiting at the point of care
  • Technology and patient education
  • Technology and Patient Safety

Professional Memberships

  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS Fellowship, 2008)

Areas of Expertise

Thomas Riesenberg
Associate CIO of Operations
Profile of Thomas Riesenberg

Thomas Riesenberg is the Associate CIO of Operations at Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, a $4.07 billion health care provider organization consisting of over 2,000 physicians providing services to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital and the health system network that serves the city of Philadelphia, the surrounding five county area and parts of southern New Jersey.

Tom has 33 years of health care IT experience. He began his career in health care at Baptist Memorial Health System (Memphis TN) where he was responsible for IT systems that delivered patient access, inpatient and outpatient billing, general financials, HR, Pharmacy, Medical Records and government reporting. Tom spent the next 20 years working for Siemens Healthcare (formerly SMS) and GE Healthcare where he held several executive roles in R&D, professional services, networking and medical imaging software solutions. More recently, Tom was the COO of a global medical imaging start up business.

Tom earned his MBA at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BS in Management and Computer Science from Plymouth State University (NH).

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Professional Memberships

  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Areas of Expertise

Jim Beinlich
Associate CIO of Entity Services
Profile of Jim Beinlich

Jim Beinlich is the Associate Chief Information Officer of Entity Services with the Penn Medicine – University of Pennsylvania Health System. Mr. Beinlich is a certified Project Management Professional and holds an MBA in Health Care Management from Widener University. He is an adjunct professor teaching Health care Process Management in the Graduate School of Business program at Widener University.

He has over 20 years of experience in Health care Information Service operations and consulting and has worked for integrated delivery systems – including a very large system consisting of over 40 hospitals along the east coast. His consulting experience was specific to health care information management and technology and included clients such as the United States Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.

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Professional Memberships

  • Project Manage Institute (PMI)
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Areas of Expertise

Sharon Civa
Entity Information Officer, Penn Home Care & Hospice Services
Profile of Sharon Civa

Sharon Civa is the Entity Information Officer for Penn Home Care & Hospice Services at Penn Medicine – University of Pennsylvania Health System. Sharon is responsible for overseeing all information technology strategic and operational initiatives for this entity within Penn Medicine.

Sharon obtained an MBA from Regis University, a BS in Information Systems from St. Joseph's University, and a CAPM certification from the Project Management Institute. She has 25 years of experience in health care information technology, including Penn Medicine and the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.

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FY11- New Emerging Projects and Technologies

  • Homecare Telehealth
  • Desktop Virtualization
  • In Room Patient Charting Devices

Professional Memberships

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • College of Health care Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

Areas of Expertise

Theresa Hiltunen
Entity Information Officer, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Profile of Theresa Hiltunen

Theresa Hiltunen is the Entity Information Officer at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) at Penn Medicine – University of Pennsylvania Health System. Theresa is a seasoned IT executive, with over 20 years experience in the health care industry. In her current role, Theresa is responsible for oversight of all strategic and operational IT initiatives at PPMC.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, she held positions as IT Director at Phoenixville Hospital, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and The Germantown Hospital and Medical Center. Experiences include large-scale system implementations (EMR, Radiology and Cardiology PACS) and hospital merger and acquisitions.

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FY11- New Emerging Projects

  • Knowledge Based Clinical Documentation
  • Epic Optime & Anesthesia
  • Pharmacy robot
  • ARRA – Meaningful Use

Professional Memberships

  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Areas of Expertise

Andre Jenkins
Entity Information Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Profile of Andre Jenkins

Andre Jenkins is the Entity Information Officer for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) which is our flagship hospital at Penn Medicine – University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Health System is a $4.07 billion health care provider organization consisting of over 2,000 physicians providing services among our three acute care hospitals and two large ambulatory practices that serve the city of Philadelphia, the surrounding five county area and parts of southern New Jersey.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, André worked in several healthcare organizations including the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross. He has held a number of senior level positions in enterprise architecture and project management.

Andre earned his MBA, Finance, and BBA, Economics, from Temple University.

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Professional Memberships

  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Areas of Expertise

Esther Sim
Entity Information Officer, Ambulatory Services
Profile of Esther Sim

Esther Sim is the Entity Information Officer of Ambulatory Practices at Penn Medicine – University of Pennsylvania Health System. Esther is responsible for oversight of information technology activities for all ambulatory practices – approximately 1,800 physicians and 250 practice locations.

In her prior position she was the Director of Information Services at one of the largest Cardiovascular Practices in the Delaware Valley area. Accomplishments include: implementing a new Practice Management system, Electronic Medical Records system, E-prescribing, Quality Measure Reporting.

She has over 10 years experience in the health care technology industry and holds a BS in Psychology from Ursinus College.

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Professional Memberships

  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Areas of Expertise

Linda Sinisi
Entity Information Officer
Profile of Linda Sinisi

Linda Sinisi is the Entity Information Officer for Pennsylvania Hospital, one of three acute care hospitals within the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She has 28 years of experience in health care information technology.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, Linda held a variety of leadership positions within Siemens Health Services and SMS (Shared Medical Systems): Research and Development Product Manager for Critical Care; Regional Manager of the National Health Systems with a focus on implementations, account management and sales support; Southern Area Support Manager and Outsourcing Manager for the Philadelphia Veteran's Hospital.

Linda earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Drexel University. Linda will graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master's of Science degree in Organizational Dynamics in 2014.

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Professional Memberships

  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Areas of Expertise

Marysusan Villa
Public Relations Officer
Profile of MarySusan Villa

Marysusan Villa is the Information Services (IS) Public Relations Officer, accountable for leading program development of UPHS technology marketing and communications.

Ms. Villa brokers public speaking engagements and publishing opportunities between IS personnel and the health care technology media.

To secure writing, interviews or speaking opportunities with members of Penn Medicine's Information Services team, please contact Marysusan at villam@uphs.upenn.edu.

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