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Alex Sozdatelev

Partner, Chicago
Serves healthcare organizations, including payers and integrated-delivery systems, on issues related to strategic growth, government programs, payer–provider collaboration, and cost reduction

About Alex

Alex has substantial experience in serving healthcare payers and integrated-delivery systems on issues related to growth, pharmacy strategy, government healthcare programs, payer–provider collaboration in population-health management, and medical and pharmaceutical cost reduction. He is a core leader of McKinsey’s pharmacy-domain and healthcare-value work. He also coleads the firm’s near-term value-capture work in healthcare analytics.

Some examples of Alex’s recent client work include the following:

  • leading Medicare-growth programs for regional payers
  • developing and implementing pharmacies’ management and growth strategies, including on access management, strategic joint ventures and partnerships, and commercialization
  • guiding the strategic partnership and clinical joint venture between a large regional payer and an integrated-delivery system
  • developing and implementing a large regional Medicaid care organization’s pharmacy-spend-optimization program, including formulary optimization, pharmacy-benefit-manager-contract revision, and utilization management
  • directing diagnostic and value-capture efforts for multiple medical-cost-reduction programs for national and regional payers as well as integrated-delivery systems

Published work

Natural language processing in healthcare,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018

Insights on radiology spend,” McKinsey & Company, March 2018

Trends disrupting pharmacy value pools and potential implications for the value chain,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

Past Experience

Kantar TNS
Production director
Managing director


University of Chicago Booth School of Business