A physician by background, Pooja is currently a partner at McKinsey & Company where she focuses on health system performance transformations as well as growth and partnership strategies in markets experiencing payment reform. She has worked across public- and private-sector institutions and for both not-for-profit and for-profit health systems, and she leads much of McKinsey’s academic medical center work. Dr. Kumar currently leads McKinsey’s knowledge development on ambulatory and academic medical center operations and strategy.
In the past, Pooja has worked extensively in refugee health with UNHCR (Congo-Zambia border), Save the Children (East Timor), UNICEF (India), International Rescue Committee (Azerbaijan), and Doctors without Borders. Pooja received her MD from Harvard Medical School, MSc in economic & social history from Oxford University—Magdalen College, and BA in health policy from Duke University.
Read more about her recent work on healthcare productivity HERE.