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David G. Knott

Senior Partner

David Knott is a director in McKinsey’s Global Health practice and leads the Firm’s Center for US Health System Reform. Over the past two decades, he has worked in America and abroad with many national health insurers, Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, HMOs, Medicaid plans, physician groups, hospital systems, pharmacy benefit managers, large employers, and health agencies. His engagements have included the development of corporate, business unit, and functional strategies, as well as future operating visions, organization redesigns, capability building programs, and M&A efforts to operationalize these strategies. David has published on a variety of topics, including, most recently, “Accounting for the cost of US healthcare,”The big data revolution in healthcare,” and “Maximizing value in high performance networks.” He has also presented at industry forums. In addition to his client commitments, David serves on the advisory boards of Castlight Health, a consumer navigation startup, and the Health Data Consortium, a collaborative effort dedicated to advancing the impact of big data in healthcare. 

Before joining the Firm, David earned a PhD and a master’s degree in political philosophy from Oxford University, and a BA honours degree from Queen’s University, Canada, where he was a gold medalist.