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Sarun Charumilind

Expert Associate Partner, Philadelphia
Supports clients to improve how healthcare is designed and delivered—so that it is high quality, affordable, and accessible, and generates the best possible individual and population outcomes—by using clinically driven, big data healthcare-value strategy and analytics

About Sarun

Sarun is a leader in McKinsey’s healthcare analytics and delivery group, focusing on healthcare-value programs that generate high-quality, affordable, and accessible care. He leads the value networks and contracting work and coleads McKinsey's Opioids Insights.

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 scientist to address healthcare and public-health challenges.

Through his leadership of our value networks and contracting work, Sarun helps clients improve the efficiency of health systems by directing patients to the highest-value networks and providers, improving payer-provider relationships on a value-driven basis, and building capabilities to enable lasting improvements in network and provider performance.

Through his leadership of McKinsey’s Opioids Insights, he helps clients and society combat the opioid crisis by providing insights, expertise, analytics, and technology. Sarun has counseled clients on broad opioid-response strategies and programs; developed clinically driven, advanced, and predictive big data 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

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, General Medicine Unit & Chelsea Urgent Care
Attending physician

Harvard Global Health Delivery Project

Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal medicine residency

Health in Harmony (Indonesia)
Teaching physician


Harvard University
AB, history and science

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MSc, public health administration