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Stephanie Carlton

Senior Expert, McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform

Stephanie Carlton is an Expert Associate Partner based in McKinsey & Company’s Dallas Office, and co-leads McKinsey’s Center for U.S. Health System Reform and Medicare Domain. Stephanie has served healthcare payers, providers, and integrated delivery networks on a diverse set of business problems, including corporate strategy, turnarounds, big data applications in healthcare, new product launches, and mergers and acquisitions. She speaks and publishes regularly on the business strategy implications of public policy, leveraging her unique background across business, policy and clinical healthcare. 

Recent examples for Stephanie’s work include:

- Developing Medicare Advantage growth strategies for integrated delivery networks, including capabilities to manage risk and facilitate provider-led growth

- Launching new Medicare Advantage products jointly offered by provider systems and payers

- Evaluating and planning for acquisitions as a Medicaid growth strategy

- Evaluating the potential for technology-driven disruption in healthcare, including the integration of longitudinal health records, artificial intelligence, and real-time patient monitoring and cognitive engagement

- Developing business use cases for big data in health care

- Running payer operations during leadership transitions and a company turnaround

Stephanie completed a fellowship in perinatal nursing at the Georgetown University Hospital, holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and served for a decade in the United States Senate. She currently serves on the boards of the Health Care Cost Institute and the University of Texas McCombs Alumni Association.