Kathryn Sugerman leads Spencer Stuart’s global Healthcare Services Practice and is a member of the firm’s Education and Board practices. Kathryn focuses on recruiting and advising senior-level executives and board directors in a variety of areas, including community, academic and integrated health systems, academic health sciences universities and research institutions, physician organizations, payers and other healthcare-related organizations and associations.

Established executive search and hands-on healthcare expertise

  • In addition to board work, Kathryn’s assignments include searches for CEOs and other C-suite executives across a diversity of hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations, as well as deans, department chairs, division chiefs and institute directors of major universities.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Kathryn served as 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 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 completing 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.

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