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Drew Ungerman

Senior PartnerDallas

Advises healthcare clients on strategy and operations and leads our core healthcare capabilities globally


Drew leads McKinsey’s Healthcare Practice in North America, serving many of the largest and leading health systems, insurers, and services companies on transformation and restructuring, strategic growth and M&A, and core operations performance improvement. He also leads the firm’s core healthcare capabilities globally.

As a passionate advocate for developing next-generation leaders, Drew plays a global leadership role in learning and development for more than 30,000 McKinsey employees in more than 130 offices around the world.

Over the past three decades, Drew has driven transformations at many of the country’s largest public and non-profit healthcare enterprises and achieved step-change impact, preparing those organizations for long-term growth.

Examples of Drew’s recent client work include the following:

  • driving multiple performance transformations across health systems, generating billions in value to be reinvested into patient care and new businesses
  • helping two leading non-profit health systems merge to form one of the largest health systems in the United States
  • supporting integration for a major global acquisition by a leading healthcare services company

Drew started his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, focusing on M&A in healthcare.

Drew was elected presidential scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Published work

The gathering storm: An opportunity to reorder the healthcare industry,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Overcoming the cost of healthcare transformation through partnerships,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Unlocking value in large-deal healthcare M&A: How to achieve transformation during integration,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

What payers and providers can learn from successful cloud transformations in other industries,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

“‘Making a big company feel small’: An interview with HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Safeguarding the lifeblood of American healthcare: An interview with the CEO of AmerisourceBergen,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Delivering bold performance in an ever-changing healthcare landscape,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017

Past experience

Goldman Sachs & Co.
Financial analyst, M&A and asset management


Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford University
BA, political science