Sudhi Rao | Senior Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Sudhi Rao

Sudhi Rao

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Health Solutions
  • T: +1 646 453 1232
  • F: +1 646 632 3893
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    • 750 Third Avenue
    • 27th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10017
    • United States
    • T: +1 646 632 3800
    • F: +1 646 632 3893

Sudhi Rao is a Senior Managing Director with FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr. Rao is in the Health Solutions practice. Mr. Rao is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of healthcare services and management experience. He has achieved cost reduction and performance improvement results as Senior Managing Director of consulting services and consultant by leveraging a broad base of professional experience across hospital, integrated delivery networks (IDN) and group purchasing organization environments. His deep industry knowledge and excellent project management skills enable project acceleration.

Mr. Rao leads the Perioperative/Procedural Services and Non-Labor/Supply Chain Services for FTI Consulting. He has led and developed several comprehensive methodologies to address the opportunities and challenges in the Perioperative Services and assisted large health systems improve the effectiveness and efficiency. He has been instrumental in several large health system engagements in the Non-Labor/Supply Chain areas, where operational and cost performance were significantly improved.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Rao worked with a wide range of healthcare providers, including academic organizations, public hospitals, IDN, and community hospitals, where he managed large cost reduction and redesign projects. Mr. Rao has directed full-scope consulting engagements to provide services (i.e., assessment, design, and implementation) in areas such as GPOs and supplier relationships/services, healthcare materials operations, purchasing, value analysis, productivity measurement; advanced supply delivery programs, management of complex materials management operations, contracting services, purchased services. He redesigned client Supply Chain models to align procurement and contracting activities with cross-functional value analysis under the guidance of comprehensive cost performance metrics.

Prior to beginning his career in procedural areas and supply chain services, Mr. Rao provided productivity and merger integration services at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Before that, he worked in clinical areas as an administrator and clinical coordinator at Continuum Health Partners.

Mr. Rao holds an M.P.A. from Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and a B.S. in nursing from Bangalore University, India. Mr. Rao is a registered nurse and a member of the AORN and American Hospital Association of Resource Managers.

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