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David Bueno


Helps provider clients transform through digital enablement, artificial intelligence, and automation, shaping the healthcare provider of the future

David is a leader in McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems & Services Practice and works with a wide range of healthcare providers and digital-health companies.

David is passionate about leading large-scale, technology-enabled transformations within his clients, with “everything on the table”—including growth strategy, patient experience, care quality, cost, and digital transformation. He has led major transformations across clients ranging from leading academic medical centers and children’s hospitals to not-for-profit regional health systems to national, for-profit health systems.

A core leader of McKinsey’s digital-healthcare work, David is helping pioneer the firm’s perspective on the hospital of the future, transformed through digital enablement, artificial intelligence, and automation.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • helping a leading US retailer build a digital-health and -wellness business through data, analytics, and patient engagement
  • leading the transformations of multiple community hospitals within a top-tier, regional academic health system
  • driving a comprehensive transformation of a regional healthcare provider’s operations and growth
  • supporting a US state in restructuring its care-delivery model for rural, acute healthcare

Published work

Survey: US hospital patient volumes move back towards 2019 levels,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

Cutting through the COVID-19 surgical backlog,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Delivering bold performance in an ever-changing healthcare landscape,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017

Sources of value from healthcare IT,” McKinsey & Company, February 2016

Past experience

Honeywell Aerospace
Senior systems engineer


MIT Sloan School of Management

University of Florida
PhD, computer engineering
ME, electrical and computer engineering
BS, electrical and computer engineering