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Carlos Pardo Martin

PartnerNew York

Helps health plan and services clients to bring innovations on areas of behavioral health, social determinants of health, and health equity

Carlos serves both national and regional payers, Medicaid-managed care organizations (MCO), healthcare providers, and safety-net hospital systems in areas of corporate strategy, growth, organizational transformation, talent, and operations. He is primarily focused on corporate strategy and strategic transformations of payer health plans.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • working with a large national Medicaid-MCO plan in defining and supporting a portfolio of growth initiatives
  • supporting a regional payer in developing their corporate strategy, designing the strategic plan and the portfolio of initiatives to meet their growth and financial aspirations
  • advising a large national safety-net hospital system focusing on the Medicaid population in the transformation of their behavioral-health offerings by helping to designing their mental-health services and programs
  • supporting a large Medicaid-focused health-system provider in assessing and improving physician productivity across multiple hospitals and outpatient clinics
  • supporting a regional payer in a comprehensive diagnostic of their cost structure and the launch of a transformation program aimed at reducing spending
  • supporting a large Medicaid organization¬†in defining a portfolio of initiatives to improve their quality measures across several states
  • advising a specialty hospital in their five-year strategic planning through detailed forecasting of their volume by service line

Prior to McKinsey, Carlos held a postdoctoral position at MIT, where he developed novel tools for medical research. During his PhD, he developed novel technologies for drug discovery and surgical devices.

Published Work

"Health equity: Activating meaningful change," McKinsey & Company, March 2022

"Addressing the state of behavioral health in New York City," McKinsey & Company, February 2022

Preparing for 2022: Considerations for managed Medicaid programs,” McKinsey & Company, November 2021

Unlocking whole person care through behavioral health,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Five trends shaping the future of Medicaid,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

Healthcare consumerism 2018: An update on the journey,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

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

In the healthcare industry, profit pool growth has varied widely over the past five years,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, medical technology

Harvard University
PhD, bioengineering

University of Navarra
MS, biomedical engineering

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
BS, physics