John N. Kastanis

Accomplished Healthcare Executive
New Rochelle, NY
John Kastanis is an accomplished Health System Executive with significant experience leading teaching, high acute/tertiary/quaternary-care and specialty hospitals. His core expertise is in strategic planning, governance, fund development, academic medicine, while also managing large Medicaid and Medicare patient populations. John has a proven record of success with financial turnarounds, mergers, corporate restructurings, integrated delivery network development, labor-management negotiations, and performance improvement. His demonstrated ability to deliver results, motivate staff and drive new growth has benefited several health organizations. More recently, as President and CEO at University Hospital, Newark, NJ, Kastanis led the State’s primary teaching hospital and clinical research site for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, the State’s only Northern New Jersey Level 1 Trauma Center, and the EMS 911 service for the City of Newark. A leader in healthcare delivery systems, Kastanis has also served as President and CEO at Temple University Hospital, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute, among several others.

Work Experience

JNK Consulting


Jan, 2019 - Current

University Hospital

President & CEO

Mar, 2016 - Dec, 2018


Baruch/Mt.Sinai School of Medicine

MBA Health Adminstration

Sep, 1978 - Jun, 1980