About David

David Willis has more than 25 years of experience as an executive and a management consultant, including 15 years in health care advising some of the nation’s largest health systems on strategy development and execution. Additionally, he has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100, advising global leadership teams on best practices in strategy, leadership, and organizational change.

As Vice President, Health System Strategy, Dave serves as a strategic partner to leading health care organizations across the globe, and as a thought leader on many of the most pressing issues facing executives today. His work spans such areas as growth strategy, margin enhancement, M&A, systemness, change management, consumerism, and population health. As a parent of two children with special needs, he is also extremely passionate about the issues of care coordination and patient experience.

Across his two decades with The Advisory Board, Dave has been a featured speaker at many national and international conferences on health care leadership and strategy. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, has an MBA from Yale University School of Management and has done post-graduate work at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dave’s passions include traveling, craft beer, crossword puzzles, and baseball history. Originally from the Boston area, he currently resides in Northern Virginia, but remains a diehard Red Sox fan (though he has learned to pronounce the letter “r.”)


Areas of expertise

Health Policy, Market Trends, Strategy,

David Willis

Vice President, Health System Strategy

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