Consultant, San Francisco
At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Isha has the courage to take action.
What I care about most is the opportunity to pursue meaningful, high-impact work.
I joined BCG after training in medicine and public health and have focused my BCG career on the topic of health care. My experiences have ranged from consumer strategy work at a large health care provider to lean operations at a global pharmaceutical company. I am very excited about the global health work at BCG and hope to participate in the Gates secondment program in the future.
BCG has an exceptional culture of mentorship. I have found colleagues from all levels, from associate to partner, eager to encourage me and help me navigate my BCG career.
Isha earned her MD and ScD from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. She led NIH funded research and conducted two years of clinical rotations at Massachusetts General Hospital. She worked as an intern at the World Health Organization and with international health-care-related nonprofit organizations, including JHPIEGO and the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: A medical degree opens a lot of doors, and it can be challenging to decide how to narrow your career focus. At BCG, I have been able to work on a broad range of industries: pharmaceuticals, health care providers, and, next I hope, on social impact and global heath. Seeing all of these industries firsthand has really helped to clarify my career interests.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: Smart, hard working, and fun.
Q: What's the biggest impact you have had with your work?
A: Many physicians are interested in having a systems-level impact on health care delivery; BCG creates those opportunities. On my second project at BCG, I was able to design and implement an analysis of care delivery at a multistate hospital system. Our team presented a strategy to improve patient care and convenience directly to the CEO.