Back to

Shubham Singhal

Healthcare Global Leader, Senior Partner, Detroit
As global leader of McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems & Services Practice, counsels leading healthcare organizations on strategy, growth, M&A, business building, and large-scale performance transformations

About Shubham

Shubham leads McKinsey’s healthcare work globally. He serves leading healthcare institutions on all top-management agenda issues. His primary areas of focus include strategy, growth, M&A, business building, and large-scale performance transformation. He has extensively served publicly traded and not-for-profit payers as well as public payers for more than 15 years. He also serves providers as well as healthcare technology and pharmacy companies.

Shubham leads McKinsey’s thinking and research on the future of healthcare in the wake of rapid advancements in digital, advanced analytics, and medical technologies; emergence of new treatments; healthcare reform and regulatory change; the rise of the healthcare consumer; and risk disaggregation and reallocation across the healthcare system. He has deeply studied the shifts in overall spend as well as profit pools within the healthcare industry as these structural shifts play out. His expertise has been key in defining the structural and performance implications of this transformation for payers, providers, and services organizations across the healthcare value chain.

Shubham has led the significant expansion of the firm's healthcare capabilities, including the insights developed through the McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform. He has catalyzed our capabilities as the leading impact partner for healthcare clients by building breadth and depth across actuarial, advanced analytics, implementation, capability building, design, and digital. Finally, through the establishment of the Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare, he has advanced our aperture to further our aspiration to fundamentally improve healthcare.

Published work

The great acceleration in healthcare: Six trends to heed,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

An optimistic scenario for the US response to COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

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

“‘And now win the peace’: Ten lessons from history for the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Ten innovations that can improve global health,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Reopening safely: Sample practices from essential businesses,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

COVID-19: Strategies for getting ahead of the pandemic crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

The future is not what it used to be: Thoughts on the shape of the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Critical care capacity: The number to watch during the battle of COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Beyond coronavirus: The path to the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Future of Healthcare

Fit for the future: The common challenges facing healthcare systems—and how to meet them,” McKinsey & Company, October 2019

Recession and resilience: Preparing healthcare leaders for the next economic downturn,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?,” McKinsey & Company, May 2019

The future of healthcare: Finding the opportunities that lie beneath the uncertainty,” McKinsey & Company, January 2018

Why the evolving healthcare services and technology market matters,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Planning for the future of healthcare – Benjamin Breier, President and CEO, Kindred Healthcare,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017 

Why understanding medical risk is key to US health reform,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

“Digital healthcare: How disruptive will it be?,” Against the Odds, McKinsey & Company, May 2017

The next imperatives for US healthcare,” McKinsey & Company, November 2016

Productivity and Growth

The productivity imperative for healthcare delivery in the United States,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Trends disrupting pharmacy value pools and potential implications for the value chain,” McKinsey & Company, February 2018

Where to compete in today’s healthcare market,” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

Value-based care: is it sustainable?” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

Distributed sites of care: At a tipping point?” McKinsey & Company, May 2017

“Pharma spending growth: Making the most of our dollars,” Against the Odds, McKinsey & Company, May 2017

The growth opportunity for private health insurance companies,” McKinsey & Company, January 2017

Global private payors: A trillion-euro growth industry,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016

Payors in Care Delivery: When Does Vertical Integration Make Sense?” Health Affairs, February 2014

Past Experience

Various executive positions, including plant and engineering management


Carnegie Mellon University

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
BSc, mechanical engineering