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Drew Ungerman

Senior PartnerDallas

Leads McKinsey's Healthcare Practice globally and is global co-leader of McKinsey Health Institute.

Drew leads McKinsey's Healthcare Practice globally, advising boards and executive teams of many of the largest and leading health systems, insurers, and healthcare services companies on strategic growth, M&A, transformation, and restructuring. Drew is also a global co-leader of the McKinsey Health Institute, a non-profit generating entity within the firm. MHI was founded on the conviction that, over the next decade, humanity could add as much as 45 billion extra years to higher-quality life (six years per person on average).

Over the past three decades, Drew has driven transformations at many of the world's largest public and non-profit healthcare enterprises and achieved step-change impact, preparing those organizations for long-term growth and outsized community benefit. He is a trusted counselor to CEOs and boards of many of the most prestigious health care organizations in the world and convenes several of the industry's leading roundtables.

Prior to leading the global Healthcare Practice, he led McKinsey's North America Healthcare Practice and chaired the firm's global development council for McKinsey's nearly 40,000 colleagues.

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

How to achieve great health for all? Start in your city.” McKinsey Health Institute, February 2024

Healthcare’s next chapter: What’s ahead for the US healthcare industry,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Reframing employee health: Moving beyond burnout to holistic health,” McKinsey Health Institute, November 2023

Leadership rundown: How US healthcare leaders are scaling innovation and transformation,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

Virtual hospitals could offer respite to overwhelmed health systems,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

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


My Rookie Moment, episode six: Being bold,” McKinsey & Company

Past experience

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


Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford University
BA, political science