About Ed

Since joining the firm in 2001, Ed has served healthcare providers of all sizes and types. He has advised leaders at large for-profit and not-for-profit health systems, partnered with regional not-for-profit hospitals, served top academic medical centers and children’s hospitals, and offered support to large medical groups and faculty practices.

As a former physician, Ed brings a holistic view of the strategic issues and operational challenges that face organizations providing patient care. He has helped set growth plans, foster physician alignment, and evaluate alliances and acquisitions, while establishing lean operations, optimizing cost structures, and reducing clinical variability.

As the sector seeks to provide better outcomes with lower costs, Ed has also advised health plans and other health insurers on setting effective incentives for providers and approaches for boosting healthcare value overall.

Examples of his work:

  • guiding a regional health plan, a not-for-profit health system, and one of the largest independent practice associations in the United States to develop a shared-risk reimbursement model, creating one of the first successful accountable care organizations
  • working with close to 100 individual hospitals over the past 6 years to develop local market growth, make capital investments, and set managed-care pricing strategies
  • supporting several national and regional hospital networks in frontline operations transformations for clinical and nonclinical care
  • serving several top academic health centers and children’s hospitals on issues of strategic and capital planning, potential affiliations, and managed-care strategy
  • advising regional payors as they set provider incentives and define product and network strategy

Against the backdrop of healthcare reform, Ed has helped lead the work at McKinsey’s Center for US Health System Reform, developing perspectives on the implications of health reform in the United States for healthcare providers.

Before joining McKinsey, Ed was a clinical and research fellow in infectious disease at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also completed his residency training in internal medicine. He was a recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute scholarship following his participation in the HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program during his medical school years.

Published work

The impact of expanded coverage on hospital utilization,” McKinsey & Company, May 2013

Hospital revenue cycle operations: Opportunities created by the ACA,” McKinsey & Company, May 2013

Past experience

University of California School of Medicine
Fellow and resident


University of California School of Medicine

Stanford University
BS, biological sciences