Meet our people

< see all people

Dr. Kurt Grote

Senior Partner

Kurt Grote leads McKinsey’s Clinical Operations practice and is one of the leaders of the Firm’s North American Payor–Provider practice. In the past decade he has driven numerous programs to transform strategic, organizational, and operational performance. He recently supported HCA on efforts to set market strategy, launch its Clinical Excellence program, and develop its Care Assure program. His extensive research work has focused on physician–system alignment, clinical quality enhancement, and health system performance in the face of healthcare reform. Kurt leads the Firm’s work on partnering with physicians to drive clinical performance. He has published in the areas of US hospital performance and the transformation of major hospital systems’ operating platform to prepare them for the coming environment.

Before joining McKinsey, Kurt served as captain of the US National Swim Team and was an Olympic Gold Medalist in the 1996 Games and in the 1998 World Championships. During this period, he worked with major pharmaceutical companies to promote swimming as part of a treatment regimen for asthmatic children.