Saum Sutaria, residing in Silicon Valley, is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems and Services practice where he sits on the Operating Committee and leads the practice work in care delivery in the Americas. Saum also heads the firm’s Center for US Health System Reform and Payment Innovation in this sector. He focuses on large-scale performance transformations of healthcare delivery systems and health plans, as well as private equity led healthcare buyouts and restructuring.
His client service spans corporate strategy, organization development and merger management, business unit strategy, clinical operations effectiveness, clinical quality and patient safety improvement, purchasing and supply management, physician engagement, international growth and partnerships, clinical IT strategy, and health system reform. He has served more than 25 major US health systems across 75 US markets, and healthcare systems in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom. At McKinsey, he has held a leadership role in Recruiting, the Americas Client and Alternative Arrangements Committee, and the global committee, which elects new Partners in the Firm.
Before joining McKinsey, Saum was on the faculty of UC San Francisco (UCSF). He received his MD from UC San Diego, where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellow, and completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine and cardiology at UCSF. He holds both a BS degree in molecular and cellular biology, and a BA degree in economics from UC Berkeley, where he was the University Medalist.