Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH

Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH

Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company

New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Management Consulting

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Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH's Overview

  • Special Assistant at U.S. Assistant Surgeon General's Office
  • Legislative Intern to Senator Edward Kennedy (HELP Committee) at U.S. Senate

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Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH's Summary

• Extensive experience in driving operational innovation in healthcare contexts to dramatically improve the patient experience, quality of care and physician morale
• As an MD with expertise in health policy and public health, as well as corporate strategy and economic policy, I aim to do work that makes our health care system more safe, efficient, and patient-centered
• Particularly interested in pediatric care, health and wellness / preventive health, and mental health

Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH's Experience

Management Consultant

McKinsey & Company

Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) Greater New York City Area

Serve clients in government, healthcare & higher education. Notable projects:
• Advised the governor and Medicaid director of a mid-western state on comprehensive healthcare payment reform – specifically, designing an episode-based payment model that rewards MDs who provide cost-effective and higher quality care
• Led lean ops transformation of surgery department in a Florida hospital, working with CEO, CFO and Chief of surgery. Managed team of 15 RNs and taught 8-week intensive lean ops course to develop and implement operational improvements from the ground up
• Advised the C-suite of a top academic Children’s Hospital on how health reform may impact the competitive landscape in pediatric care
• Assessed cost-effectiveness of faculty recruitment strategy & mortgage program for an Ivy League university; segmented and prioritized faculty benefit packages to guide cost-reduction
• Worked with a network of top R&D departments to devise a global strategic roadmap for improving the conditions for innovation and collaboration across the therapeutics industry

Economic Policy Advisor

Obama for America

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Political Organization industry

July 2012November 2012 (5 months) Greater Chicago Area

Served on team of three advisors charged with evaluating and communicating President Obama’s economic policy accomplishments to the public. Provided daily economic briefings on economic indicators and global markets to national Campaign Manager Jim Messina, Senior Advisor David Axelrod & Policy Director. Assisted with Presidential Debate preparation. Supported national working group of top economic advisers and business leaders. Focus Areas: Wall Street Reform, Deficit Reduction, Health Reform, STEM jobs, Disaster Preparedness, Veterans, Poverty.

Summer Associate, New York

McKinsey & Company

Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

May 2011August 2011 (4 months) Greater New York City Area

Cost-effectivess and strategy work for clients in higher education & healthcare.

Research Associate

Harvard School of Public Health

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

20042011 (7 years)

Conducted economics research for international reports by the World Bank, World Economic Forum, and National Bureau of Economic Research. Topics - education, economic development, public health as an investment.

Special Assistant

U.S. Assistant Surgeon General's Office

July 2005January 2006 (7 months)

Led research efforts and prepared policy reports for projects on quality improvement, telemedicine, emergency preparedness, global health, obesity and pandemic flu. Interacted frequently with congressmen, senior health officials and ambassadors.

Legislative Intern to Senator Edward Kennedy (HELP Committee)

U.S. Senate

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Legislative Office industry

June 2005July 2005 (2 months)

Conducted research for legislation on NAFTA, education reform, IT innovation, food safety & NIH funding. Interacted directly with congressional principals, prepared issue briefs, aided in confirmation hearings.

Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Patient Ambassador for Multiple Sclerosis patients

      Brigham and Women's Hospital
      • Health
      May 2004 May 2006 (2 years 1 month)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Health
      • Politics
      • Poverty Alleviation

Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH's Languages

  • French

  • Hindi

Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategy
  2. Financial Modeling
  3. Public Policy
  4. Market Research
  5. Research
  6. Business Strategy
  7. Public Health
  8. Global Health
  9. Microsoft Office
  10. Economics
  11. Data Analysis
  12. Statistics
  13. Healthcare
  14. Leadership
  15. Economic Development
  16. Policy
  17. Operations Management
  18. Clinical Operations
  19. Pediatrics
  20. Positive Psychology
  21. Clinical Psychology
  22. Psychiatry
  23. Start-ups
  24. Entrepreneurship
  25. Health Care Reform

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Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH's Education

Harvard Business School



President, MD/MBA Association

Activities and Societies: HBS Health Care Club, HBS Business Government & Industry Club, MBA Oath Committee, MD/MBA Association

Harvard Medical School



Member, HMS Faculty Steering Committee (patient-doctor relationship course)

Activities and Societies: American Medical Association (AMA), Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)

University of Cambridge

M.Phil., Public Health


John Eliot Harvard Scholar - One of four selected to serve as Harvard's ambassadors to the University of Cambridge, UK for one year of post-graduate study and travel

Activities and Societies: Cambridge Union

Harvard University

A.B., Government


Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for "outstanding scholarly research"
President, Harvard Health Policy Review
Founder & Chair, Harvard Interfaith Council
Cordeiro Fellow, Lester Kissel Fellow
U.S. Finalist, Rhodes Scholarship (nominated by Harvard)

Activities and Societies: Harvard Interfaith Council, Harvard Health Policy Society & Review, Harvard International Development Organization

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