About Saum

Saum leads our Provider Performance work in the Americas, which encompasses advisory support for hospitals, systems, physicians groups, ambulatory care models, integrated delivery, and government-led delivery. His particular focus is supporting large-scale performance transformations for healthcare delivery systems, especially in the context of ongoing reform initiatives.

Clients around the world have looked to Saum for guidance, including more than 15 major US health systems in 75 markets, as well as healthcare systems in the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, and India. His experience spans corporate and business unit strategy, clinical operations effectiveness, clinical quality and patient safety improvement, clinical IT strategy, purchasing and supply management, physician engagement, international growth and partnerships, and health system reform.

Collaborating with McKinsey colleagues and others, Saum has published several articles exploring how providers can improve their business models and adjust to healthcare reform initiatives. For example, a recent McKinsey Quarterly article delves into the microeconomics of personalized medicine.

Published work

"The microeconomics of personalized medicine," McKinsey Quarterly, February 2010

"Service-line strategies for US hospitals," McKinsey Quarterly, July 2008

"A better hospital experience," McKinsey Quarterly, November 2007

"Transforming US hospitals," McKinsey Quarterly, February 2007

Past experience

University of California at San Francisco
Associate clinical faculty


University of California at San Diego

University of California at Berkeley
Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of California at Berkeley