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David leads McKinsey’s Center for US Health System Reform and is a leader in our Healthcare Systems & Services Practice in the Americas. He draws on more than 20 years of experience with healthcare stakeholders, including national insurers, health-maintenance organizations, physician groups, hospital systems, pharmacy benefit managers, specialty companies, and large employers.

Based in New York, David advises clients on the development of corporate, business-unit, and functional strategies, as well as on future operating models, organizational redesign, capability-building programs, and pre- and postmerger integration efforts. Recently, David helped an insurer prepare to compete on a regional health exchange by designing and implementing a new high-performance provider network, while testing new products against competitor offerings in an exchange simulation. The network and set of exchange products will allow this insurer to hit price points that are 15 to 25 percent lower than its current offerings, positioning it to gain significant share.

David has published extensively on a variety of healthcare topics, including postreform health care, strategies for health plans and exchanges, and transparency in health care. He has appeared on television and radio and is an active speaker at many universities and industry forums across the country. He holds a PhD and master’s degree in political philosophy from Oxford University, as well as a bachelor’s degree with honors from Queen’s University in Canada, where he was a gold medalist.

David serves on the advisory boards of the New York Metropolitan Opera and Castlight Health, a provider of healthcare cost-transparency solutions. In 2009, he was a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Partnership for New York City. David also enjoys travel, reading, art, fashion, skiing, cycling, and fine food and wine.

Published work

Beyond the pill: Creating medical value through technology enablement” (PDF–378 KB), Operations for the Executive Suite, McKinsey, 2011

Accounting for the cost of US health care: Pre-reform trends and the impact of the recession,” McKinsey Center for US Health Reform, December 2011

Past experience
Booz & Company Senior partner
Education
Oxford University MPhil and PhD in political philosophy
Queen's University at Kingston BA in political philosophy, with honors

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