Tim Gustafson is the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Compass Health Center – a leading provider within the intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization behavioral healthcare space. Previously he held executive roles at telebehavioral health company Array Behavioral Care and Apervita, a data collaboration platform for payers , providers, and other healthcare stakeholders. Before joining Apervita, he was an Associate Partner with Innosight, where he focused on disruptive innovation and business model innovation in health care. His projects included creating the world’s first pacemaker loan program in India, developing numerous beyond-the-pill patient programs for the pharmaceutical industry and helping to engineer a company-wide transformation of one of the United States’ largest health insurers.
Tim attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by an internship in psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and then spent almost a decade as a health-care growth strategy and innovation consultant at both McKinsey & Company and then Innosight. He is a speaker and author on topics of health-care innovation, especially disruptive innovation in health care. He has been featured on NPR and in other forums. Tim has been published in Sloan Management Review, Strategy and Innovation and a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals.
In addition to his medical degree, Tim studied screenwriting at UCLA and graduated from Williams College Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.