October 4, 2022

Volume XII, Number 277

Michelle Mader

Michelle Mader is a Managing Director at Ankura based in Chicago. For more than 22 years she has guided the transformation of healthcare organizations with a broad range of system-based strategic initiatives, specializing in national, multi-state, and regional network planning, ambulatory and provider optimization, identifying operational efficiencies, financial due diligence, and right-sizing facility program development and implementation.


Michelle serves as a trusted advisor to a range of healthcare entities from ambulatory outposts to academic medical centers, including payors and independent provider practices. A champion of strategically focused growth, profitability, and portfolio diversity, she provides relevant and defensible guidance on capital projects and system-based capital prioritization.

Prior to joining Ankura, Michelle was president of a consulting division within a large architectural, engineering, and construction company. She has provided strategic, operational, financial, real estate, and planning leadership to over 200 healthcare organizations, leveraging insights from data analytics, AI simulation, and an evolving consumer-based philosophy.

Michelle’s experience includes leading and guiding the nation’s largest healthcare systems through the creation and implementation of interactive business intelligence tools that elucidate complex decisions and evaluate the feasibility and financial ramifications of large, multi-year strategic investments. Having completed over 500 master plans, her specialty is leading significant system-based planning projects such as developing a consolidated system master plan across 19 campuses, in eight months, totaling $1.6 billion.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Michelle Mader