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Neha Patel


Leads our hospital-scale work—focusing on M&A, partnerships, and merger management for providers—and leads our healthcare private-equity joint venture, serving private-equity companies and portfolio clients

Neha is a leader of the Healthcare Practice’s hospital-scale group, focusing on M&A, partnerships, and merger management for provider systems nationally. She also leads joint ventures for our Private Equity & Principal Investors and Healthcare Practices, and has spent considerable effort conducting healthcare-services diligence and portfolio-optimization efforts across a number of settings.

Neha splits much of her time between the provider and private-equity spaces. She has led multiple hospital growth strategy studies, as well as market-based partnership strategies spanning acute, nonacute, and capability development across health systems and for-profit private-equity-owned companies. Neha led a due diligence resulting in one of the country’s largest hospital mergers and structured and led the integration effort that enabled significant value capture. She has led a number of diligences as well as optimization efforts for portfolio companies, particularly in growth and cost.

Neha contributed to McKinsey’s book Valuation: Measuring and managing the value of companies.

Published Work

What to expect in US healthcare in 2024 and beyond,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

What to expect in US healthcare in 2023 and beyond,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

The future of US healthcare: What’s next for the industry post-COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Provider scale strategies: A 2018 update on the evolving landscape,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018


Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

University of Texas at Austin
BBA, finance