Edward J McGrath

Founding Partner


Edward J. McGrath specializes in physician relationships/partnerships strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, service-line planning and strategy, ambulatory care planning, physician compensation arrangements and financial analyses.  Ed’s client base includes large health care systems; academic medical centers; single- and multi-specialty physician group practices, and post acute/long term care organizations.  His background includes nearly 12 years with KPMG where he spent the last 18 months of his KPMG career as a partner in the National Health Care Strategy Practice leading the Chicago health care advisory Practice.

Key Accomplishments

  • Facilitated the affiliation of a 200-member physician clinic and a community hospital;
  • Conducted valuations for more than 80 physician practices;
  • Performed strategic planning for a number of health organizations;
  • Developed hospital-sponsored primary care groups in various models (employed, MSO, etc);
  • Assessed potential buyers for various physician groups;
  • Directed strategic planning for numerous health care systems;
  • Conducted acquisition analyses for cancer care centers and ambulatory surgery centers;
  • Led numerous acquisition analyses for a major for-profit health system;
  • Developed the concept for a physician practice joint venture between two national faith based organizations 15+- providers;
  • Completed a number of ambulatory care planning assignments;
  • Performed numerous financial and capital planning studies for various health providers; and
  • Facilitated more than 50 mergers, affiliations, and acquisitions.


Ed has Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and in Business Administration from Augustana College.  He earned his Master’s degree in Health Administration from St. Louis University.  He has been a member of various committees and boards including multiple hospital boards.  Ed currently serves on an advisory board for a collaboration of Catholic Women Religious.  

Away from work Ed enjoys spending time with his family.  He also enjoys golf and while his body does not look like it, he enjoys running and runs five to six times a week.