Patrick M. Cantini

Patrick Cantini serves as the Director of Scientific Collaborations for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Director of the McGowan Institute’s Center for Industry Relations.

As Director of Scientific Collaborations, Patrick works in conjunction with the President of UPMC’s International and Commercial Services Division to develop the scientific vision and strategy for its research collaborations. In keeping with the UPMC International and Commercial Service mission, he will also propose and coordinate agreed strategies for the development of the organization, in order to ensure that the organization is positioned as a global leader in the delivery of patient therapies.

Working in a dual capacity, Patrick also focus his efforts on McGowan Institute’s Industry Magnet program, an industrial outreach program established to coordinate a series of investments in infrastructure, people, and seed funding to build global centers of research excellence within the region of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Prior to his appointment at UPMC and the McGowan Institute, Patrick served as the Chief Business Officer for the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine where he was responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, direction, and business development. In addition, he provided overall administrative direction and coordination in the formulation, interpretation, and implementation of current and long range policies, procedures, and programs.

Prior to joining the Wake Forest Institute, he held leadership positions at the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME).


Patrick M. Cantini
Phone: (412) 624-5209