Health Policy and Management
Dr. Kip Webb is an academic pediatrician, management consultant, and teacher. Over his 35+ year career, Kip has served on the faculties of Stanford University and Tufts University Medical Schools, enjoyed a 20 year management consulting career at Deloitte and Accenture, eventually leading the latter’s Provider Healthcare Practice and serving as its Chief Clinical innovation Officer, and now teaches at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. His interests are broad and varied, with particular interest in healthcare strategy, technology and service innovation, and enabling the underserved.
Dr. Kip Webb has been successful in leading healthcare reform as a pediatrician, a professor, and a business leader. With each career move, he has brought an unwavering commitment to promoting a healthcare system that is patient-centric, affordable, reliable, and transparent. In each setting, Webb has asked the question: “How will this enable us to serve patients better?”
Webb’s insistence on excellence has been apparent from early on in his career. He became an Assistant Professor at Stanford University Medical School while still in his twenties and was named “Teacher of the Year” three years later. After the failure of the Clinton health plan in 1994, Webb pursued a health policy degree and joined the faculty of Tufts University Medical School. Webb’s academic work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Pediatrics.
Webb began his consulting career at Deloitte and was recruited to BearingPoint to launch its first Clinical Transformation Practice. He built the practice from a blank sheet of paper to one with $20M in revenues and 60 professionals in just two years.
In 2006, he was recruited to Accenture as a Managing Director and global business practice leader. In his second year there he was selected as one of the Firm’s “Top 30 Leaders.”
More recently, one of Webb’s teams was recognized for the best management consulting project performed by Accenture that year. The team helped a major US hospital system reduce the incidence of clinical variability across the system, saving an estimated 400 lives and adding $40M+ profit in the first year following implementation.
Over 12 years at Accenture, Webb consistently provided his clients with transformative solutions and delivered nearly 30% growth per year to Accenture’s Provider Healthcare sector. When he left Accenture, Webb was managing >1,500 people around the world.
Webb is a highly sought public speaker who has been asked to present on myriad topics, including healthcare reform, consumerism, digital innovation, social determinants of health, and clinician burnout. He regularly lectures on healthcare strategy and innovation at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas Business School and its School of Public Health.
Webb earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Biology at Amherst College, his Doctor of Medicine at Cornell University, and his master’s in public health at the University of Massachusetts. He resides in San Francisco with his family.
- Masters in Public Health, University of Massachusetts, 1998
- Doctor of Medicine, Cornell University, 1987
- Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1983
- Healthcare Strategy
- Healthcare Innovation
- Healthcare Culture and Change Enablement
- Healthcare Consumerism
- Serving the underserved
- Natural language processing and electronic medical records. Webb KH. JAMA. 2011 Dec 7;306(21):2325; author reply 2325-6. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1780. PMID: 22147375 No abstract available.
- Cost-effectiveness/risk factors. Webb KH. Pediatrics. 2000 Aug;106(2 Pt 1):377-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.106.2.377-a. PMID: 10970206 No abstract available.
- Streptococcal pharyngitis: impact of a high-sensitivity antigen test on physician outcome. Needham CA, McPherson KA, Webb KH. J Clin Microbiol. 1998 Dec;36(12):3468-73. doi: 10.1128/JCM.36.12.3468-3473.1998. PMID: 9817856 Free PMC article.
- Necrobacillosis: an unusual cause of purulent otitis media and sepsis. Cron RQ, Webb KH. Pediatr Emerg Care. 1995 Dec;11(6):379-80. doi: 10.1097/00006565-199512000-00012. PMID: 8751176
- Long-term follow-up of patients with mitral-valve prolapse. Devereux RB, Kramer-Fox R, Webb KH, Hochreiter C, Borer JS. N Engl J Med. 1986 Apr 24;314(17):1119-20. doi: 10.1056/NEJM198604243141715. PMID: 3960085 No abstract available.
- Does culture confirmation of high-sensitivity rapid streptococcal tests make sense? A medical decision analysis. Webb KH. Pediatrics. 1998 Feb;101(2):E2. doi: 10.1542/peds.101.2.e2. PMID: 9445512
- Use of a high-sensitivity rapid strep test without culture confirmation of negative results: 2 years’ experience. Webb KH, Needham CA, Kurtz SR. J Fam Pract. 2000 Jan;49(1):34-8. PMID: 10678338
- Comparison of four clinical specimen types for detection of influenza A and B viruses by optical immunoassay (FLU OIA test) and cell culture methods. Covalciuc KA, Webb KH, Carlson CA. J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Dec;37(12):3971-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.37.12.3971-3974.1999. PMID: 10565916 Free PMC article.
- Cost-effective screening for Chlamydia trachomatis: are DNA amplification assays the answer? Webb KH. Sex Transm Dis. 1998 Sep;25(8):403-7. doi: 10.1097/00007435-199809000-00002. PMID: 9773431 No abstract available.