Kathryn Sugerman is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Healthcare Services, Life Sciences and Education, Nonprofit & Government practices. She brings more than 16 years of healthcare experience, both as a senior leader at a healthcare research and consulting firm and as an advanced practice nurse.
With her background in both clinical practice and healthcare consulting, Kathryn has worked extensively with the firm’s clients in the healthcare, life sciences and academic sectors, helping them to identify, attract and recruit both traditional and nontraditional leaders.
Wide-ranging search and hands-on healthcare expertise
- Some of Kathryn’s recently completed assignments include searches for deans, department chairs and division chiefs at major universities, as well as chief executive officers, chief operating officers and other senior executives across a diversity of hospital systems and other healthcare services organizations.
- Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Kathryn was a managing director at The Advisory Board Company, a D.C.-based firm providing business strategy, finance, operations and general management best practice research as well as IT and consulting services to the healthcare industry. In this capacity, she established senior hospital executive relationships across the country, and led the business development efforts for the firm’s consulting practice.
- Kathryn began her healthcare career as a surgical and transplant staff nurse at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After returning for her master’s degree, she worked as a nurse practitioner in the division of pediatric gastroenterology at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
Kathryn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing, where she earned both her B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees. She also holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where she was awarded the prestigious Austin Scholarship.