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Dr. Kurt Grote

Senior Partner, Seattle
Brings medical and organizational expertise to support transformational change in health systems and at public and private providers

About Kurt

Kurt is a senior leader in McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems & Services Practice in North America. He has more than 15 years of healthcare experience, working with CEOs and top teams of the largest healthcare providers in the United States and across North America to improve performance, with a focus on enhancing patient outcomes, accelerating throughput, and optimizing labor and supply deployment. Kurt also focuses on transforming health-system strategies to respond to changing market dynamics, such as healthcare reform.

Kurt’s extensive research work has focused on physician-system alignment, clinical-quality enhancement, and health-system performance in the face of healthcare reform. Kurt has led the firm’s work on partnering with physicians to drive excellence in clinical operations.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Kurt served as captain of the US national swim team and was a gold medalist in the 1996 Olympic Games as well as 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.

Published work

Creating and sustaining change in nursing care delivery,” McKinsey & Company, May 2013

Clinical operations excellence: Unlocking a hospital’s true potential,” McKinsey & Company, May 2013


Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford University
BS, human biology