About Steffen

Steffen co-leads our integrated care work in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He works exclusively with the healthcare and pharma sectors, serving healthcare payors and providers, as well as pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Before joining McKinsey in 2000, Steffen was a researcher at the German Cancer Research Centre, where his work focused on tumor immunology. A PhD in pharmacology, he has published more than 20 scientific articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Steffen’s recent projects have included post-merger integration, operating model redesign, performance transformation, and corporate strategy. As both a former researcher and a former pharmacist, he brings valuable operational and technical insights to all of his projects.

A contributor to the McKinsey Quarterly, Steffen’s recent publications include “How to design a successful disease-management program,” where he discusses how to successfully coordinate the delivery of high-quality care to patients with chronic conditions.

Published work

"How to design a successful disease-management program," McKinsey Quarterly, October 2010

"When and how provider competition can improve healthcare delivery," McKinsey Quarterly, November 2010

"Providing better care at lower cost for multimorbid patients," Health International, 2011, Issue 11

"What it takes to make integrated care work," Health International, 2011, Issue 11

Past experience

German Cancer Research Centre


Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt
PhD 1999