About Saum

Saum leads our health-systems work in the Americas and our work with institutional investors in healthcare, which encompasses advisory support for hospitals, systems, physicians groups, ambulatory care models, integrated delivery, and government-led delivery. His focus is supporting large-scale performance transformations for healthcare delivery systems, especially in the context of ongoing reform initiatives.

Clients around the world have looked to Saum for guidance, including more than 15 major US health systems in 75 markets, as well as healthcare systems in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom. His experience spans corporate and business-unit strategy, clinical operations effectiveness, M&A, clinical quality and patient-safety improvement, clinical IT strategy, purchasing and supply management, physician engagement, international growth and partnerships, and health-system reform.

Collaborating with McKinsey colleagues and others, Saum has published several articles exploring how providers can improve their business models and adjust to healthcare-reform initiatives. For example, a recent McKinsey Quarterly article delves into the microeconomics of personalized medicine.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Saum had an associate clinical faculty appointment at the University of California at San Francisco. He also engaged in postgraduate training, including internal medicine and cardiology, at the University of California at San Francisco.

Published work

"Provider scale strategies: The evolving landscape," McKinsey & Company, September 2016

"Winning strategies for participating in narrow-network exchange offerings," McKinsey & Company, May 2013

Past experience

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Faculty physician; resident physician


University of California, San Diego

University of California, Berkeley
BS, molecular and cellular biology
BA, economics