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Dr. Sarun Charumilind

Partner, Philadelphia
Supports clients in designing and delivering high-quality, affordable, accessible healthcare that generates the best possible individual and population outcomes through use of clinically driven, big-data healthcare-value strategy and analytics

About Sarun

Sarun is a leader in McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems and Services Practice and its Center for Healthcare Innovation, focusing on healthcare-value programs that generate high-quality, affordable, and accessible care. He leads the firm's value-networks and contracting work.

Sarun solves for the intersection of quality, outcomes, and cost, using clinically driven, big-data strategy and analytics. He leads several multidisciplinary teams of generalist consultants and data scientists to address healthcare and public-health challenges.

Through Sarun’s leadership of the firm’s value networks and contracting work, he helps clients create networks to connect patients with the highest-value providers, improve payer–provider relationships on a value-driven basis, and build capabilities to enable lasting improvements in network and provider performance.

Sarun helps clients and society combat the opioids crisis by providing insights, expertise, analytics, and technology. He has counseled clients on broad opioid-response strategies and programs; developed clinically driven, advanced analytics to enable providers to improve the prevention and treatment of opioid-use disorder; and advised on technology and product innovation in the pain-management space.

Sarun has supported private and public payers, states, providers, and foundations in these efforts.

Published work

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Preventing future waves of COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

COVID-19: Saving thousands of lives and trillions in livelihoods,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Demystifying modeling: How quantitative models can—and can’t—explain the world,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Maximizing the value in value networks and value based payment,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019 

Why we need bolder action to combat the opioid epidemic,” McKinsey & Company, September 2018

Ten insights on the US opioid crisis from claims data analysis,” McKinsey & Company, June 2018

Past experience

Massachusetts General Hospital
Attending physician, General Medicine Unit and Chelsea HealthCare Center Urgent Care
Internal medicine resident

Harvard University
Researcher, Global Health Delivery Project 

Health in Harmony
Teaching physician, Indonesia


Harvard University
BA, history and science

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
MS, public health administration