About Rupal B.

A physician by training and a partner at McKinsey, Rupal is passionate about ensuring that healthcare providers deliver high-quality care cost efficiently. She has served health systems and academic medical centers in North America and the Middle East on a broad range of strategic, operational, and organization topics.

Rupal leads the firm’s work in provider M&A and scale strategies. In particular, her expertise lies in developing strategies for health systems to achieve greater scale, including M&A, joint ventures, and partnerships with entities across the care continuum. Her focus is on ensuring clear strategic direction and flawless implementation—essential if such approaches are to create value and help health systems address financial and care-delivery pressures.

Examples of Rupal’s recent work include developing a scale strategy for a world-renowned academic medical center, based on rigorous assessment of possible avenues toward scale. This included analyzing the risks and benefits of potential target companies and shaping an approach to vet affiliation models. She has also conducted strategic and business diligence for several health systems looking to expand their footprints through acquisitions or partnerships with other providers, physicians’ practices, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent-care centers.

In her work in frontline operations transformations, Rupal has supported several national and regional hospital networks. Her focus has been on clinical and point-of-care revenue-cycle functions, via a data-driven approach that has also built capabilities in frontline operators. In addition, she has helped transform the labor productivity of a national provider—including through defining national standards and optimizing labor planning and staffing in facilities.

Rupal serves on the board of Partnership for Families, a not for profit that provides grants to couples seeking a second chance to start a family after cancer treatment, genetic disease, or failed in-vitro fertilization attempts.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Rupal completed her training in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a board-certified internist.

Published work

The smarter scale equation,” McKinsey & Company, May 2013

Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
MD

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
MS, biostatistics

Columbia University
MA, quantitative finance

Wesleyan University
BA, biology