Scott Ransom

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Scott Ransom
Born 1962
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Harvard University
University of Michigan
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Pacific Lutheran University
Occupation Consultant
Healthcare Management expert
Employer McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Dr. Scott B. Ransom is a Senior Expert with McKinsey & Company and serves as a consultant to hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and universities on issues related to organizational transformation, restructuring, turnaround management, strategy development, medical education, physician integration, clinical and research operations, mergers and acquisitions, capability building, and performance improvement.


Dr. Ransom has over 20 years of operations and leadership experience, including: President and CEO of an academic health science center with a multispecialty clinical enterprise, several research institutes, and schools in medicine, public health, pharmacy, biomedical sciences, and health professions; Senior Vice President/Chief Quality Officer of an eight hospital healthcare system; hospital Vice President for Medical Affairs; and Director of Women's Health at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.[1]

He has been a faculty member of three universities including as a tenured Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Health Management and Policy where he also served as the founding Director of the Program for Health Improvement and Leadership Development at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has delivered over 4000 babies as a practicing obstetrician and has been a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) funded researcher with over 100 publications, including ten books, on topics related to healthcare management, quality, and women’s health. His most recent book is "The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools.".[1][2]

He is a Distinguished Fellow and a past President of the American College of Physician Executives (FACPE). He is a Fellow in several professional organizations including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), American College of Surgeons (FACS), and American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Medical Management, and Certifying Commission in Medical Management].[1][3]


Scott holds a M.P.H. in clinical effectiveness from Harvard University School of Public Health, a M.B.A. from University of Michigan, and graduated from medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University and is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Ransom SB, McNeeley SG. Gynecology For The Primary Care Provider. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, publisher, 1997.
  • Ransom SB, Pinsky W. Clinical Resource and Quality Management. Tampa: American College of Physician Executives, publisher, 1999.
  • Ransom SB, McNeeley SG, Munkarah AR, Dombrowski MP, Moghissi KS. Practical Strategies in Obstetrics and Gynecolgy. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, publisher, 2000.
  • Ransom SB, Tropman J, Pinsky WW. Advanced Principles of Medical Management: Enhancing Physician Performance. Tampa: American College of Physician Executive, publisher, 2000.
  • Ransom SB, Dombrowski MP, Ginsberg K, Evans MP. Contemporary Therapy in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, publisher, 2002.
  • Ransom SB. The Wisdom of Top Healthcare CEOs. Tampa: American College of Physician Executives, publisher, 2003.
  • Ransom SB, Joshi M, Nash D. The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, Tools. (first edition), Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2005.
  • Ransom E, Joshi M, Nash D, Ransom SB. The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, Tools. (second edition), Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2008.
  • Joshi M, Ransom E, Nash D, Ransom SB. The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, Tools. (third edition), Chicago: Health Administration Press, 2014.
  • Ransom SB, McNeeley SG, Hosseini RB. The cost effectiveness of routine type and screen determination before elective laparoscopy. Obstet Gynecol 86(3):346-8,1995.
  • Ransom SB, McNeeley SG, Doot G, Cotton D. The effect of capitated and fee-for-service remuneration on physician decision making in gynecology. Obstet Gynecol 87(5):707-10, 1996.
  • Ransom SB, Dombrowski MP, Shephard R, Leonardi M. The economic cost of the medical-legal tort system. Am J Obstet Gynecol 174(6):1903-9, 1996.
  • Ransom SB, McNeeley SG, Malone JM. A cost-effectiveness evaluation of preoperative type and screen testing for vaginal hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 175(5):1201-6, 1996.
  • Ransom SB, White C, McNeeley SG, Diamond MP. A cost analysis of endometrial ablation, abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy in the treatment of primary menorrhagia. J Amer Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 4(1):29-34, 1996.
  • Ransom SB, McNeeley SG, White C, Diamond MP. A cost-effectiveness evaluation of laparoscopic disposable verses nondisposable infraumbilical trocars. J Amer Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 4(1):25-9, 1996.
  • Ransom SB, Gell JW, Harrison M, McDonald FD. Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Cesarean Section. Am J Man Care 2(10):1374-9, 1996.
  • Ransom SB, Gell JW, Harrison M, McDonald FD. Gynecologists make hysterectomy (DRG 359) clinical pathways work. Journal of Pelvic Surgery. 4(3):109-114, 1998.
  • Ransom SB, McNeeley SG, Yono A, Ettlie J, Dombrowski MP. The development and implementation of normal vaginal delivery clinical pathways in a large multihospital health system. Am J Man Care. 4(4):723-7, 1998.
  • Ransom SB, Moldenhaurer J. Diagnosis and management of PMS. The Physician and Sportsmedicine. 26(4):35-43, 1998.
  • Ransom SB. An information system model for negotiation of capitation contracts. Physician Executive 24(3):38-41, 1998.
  • McNeeley SG, Hendrix SL, Mazzoni M, Kmak DC, Ransom SB. Medically sound, cost-effective treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease and tuboovarian abscess. Am J Obstet Gynecol 178: 1272-8, 1998.
  • McNeeley SG, Hendrix SL, Bennet S, Singh A., Ransom SB. Synthetic graft placement in the treatment of fascial dehiscence with necrosis and infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol 179:1430-5, 1998.
  • Ransom SB, Fundara G, Dombrowski, MP. The cost-effectiveness of routine type and screen testing for expected vaginal delivery. Obstet Gynecol 92:493-5, 1998.
  • Ransom SB. Managed Care and Outcomes in Surgical Practice. Journal of Pelvic Surgery, 5(2):301-2, 1999.
  • McComish JF, Greenberg R, Bryant JK, Chruscial HL, Ransom SB. Effectiveness of a grief group for women in residential substance abuse treatment. Substance Abuse 20(1):41-54, 1999.
  • Ransom SB, Greenberg R, McComish J, Tolford D. Oral metronidazole vs. Metrogel Vaginal for treating bacterial vaginosis: A cost-effectiveness evaluation. J Reprod Med 44:359-362, 1999.
  • Ransom SB, Fundara G, Dombrowski MP. Cost-effectiveness of routine blood type and screen testing for cesarean section J Reprod Med 44(7):592-4, 1999.
  • Downing S, Ransom SB. Development and Implementation of clinical pathways with Activity Based Costing. Physician Executive, 26(1): 9-11, April 2000.
  • Ransom SB, Tropman JE. The development of an Academic Faculty Practice Compensation Program Using Activity Based Costing. Physician Executive 26(3):17-8, May 2000.
  • Miller V, Ransom SB, Shalhoub A, Sokol RJ, Evans MP. Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction: Perinatal and Fiscal Outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 182(6):1575-80, 2000.
  • Ransom SB, Dombrowski MP, Studdert D, Mello M, Brennan TA. Reduced Medico-Legal Risk By Compliance With Obstetrical Clinical Pathways: A Case-Control Study. Obstet Gynecol, 101(4):751-5, 2003.
  • Ransom SB. CQO role offers broad leadership challenges. Physician Executive Journal, 29(4):65-7, Jul/Aug, 2003.
  • Ransom SB. Six Keys to Weighing Probability and Achieving Organizational Improvements. Physician Executive Journal, 30(2): 64-67, Mar/Apr 2004.
  • Robinson P, Xu X, Keeton K, Fenner D, Johnson T, Ransom SB. The impact of medical-legal risk on obstetrician-gynecologist supply. Obstetrics and Gynecology 105: 1296-1302, 2005.
  • Chang T, Liang J, Ransom SB. How Taiwan does it: Seeing more patients for less. Physician Executive Journal 31(4): 38-42, 2005.
  • Cazan-London G, Mozurkewich E, Xu X, Ransom SB. Willingness or unwillingness to perform cesarean section for impending preterm delivery at 24 weeks gestation: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 193: 1187-92, 2005.
  • Ransom SB, Jessica, Schultz C, Anderson E, Xu X, Siefert K, Villarruel A. Interdisciplinary solutions to medical conditions leading to birth outcome disparities for African American women. African American Research Perspectives, 11(1): 1-16, 2005.
  • Yakel B, Ford B, Anderson E, Ransom SB. Improving African American Birth Outcomes by Understanding Information Seeking Processes. African American Research Perspectives, 11(1): 31-47, 2005.
  • Ford B, Villarruel A, Anderson E, Ransom SB, Siefert K. The life course of African American women and their relationships to providers: perceived discrimination leading to birth outcome disparities. African American Research Perspectives, 11(1): 48-64, 2005.
  • Wooten L, Schultz C, Anderson E, Yakel B, Siefert K, Ransom SB. Leadership policies that impact birth outcome disparities. African American Research Perspectives, 11(1): 17-30, 2005.
  • Patel D, Xu X, Thompson A, Ransom SB, Ivy J, Delancy J. Childbirth and pelvic floor dysfunction: An epidemiologic approach to the assessment of prevention opportunities at delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 195(1):23-8, 2006.
  • Xu X, Patel D, Vahratian A, Ransom SB. Insurance Coverage and Health Care among Near-Elderly Women. Women’s Health Issues, 16(3):139-48, May–June, 2006.
  • Xu X, Vahratian A, Patel DA, McRee A, Ransom S. Emergency contraception provision: a survey of Michigan physicians from five medical specialties. Journal of Women’s Health 16(4):489-498, 2007.
  • Advincula AP, Xu X, Goudeau S, Ransom SB. Robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy versus abdominal myomectomy: A comparison of surgical outcomes and costs. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 14(6):698-705, Nov/Dec 2007.
  • Xu X, Siefert KA, Jacobson PD, Lori JR, Ransom SB. The effects of medical liability on obstetric care supply in Michigan. Amer J Obstet Gynecol, 198(2):205.e1-9, 2008.
  • Xu X, Lori JR, Siefert KA, Jacobson PD, Ransom SB. Malpractice liability burden in midwifery: A survey of Michigan certified nurse-midwives. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 53(1):19-27, 2008.
  • Padmanabhan V, Siefert K, Ransom S, Johnson T, Pinkerton J, Anderson L, Kannan K. Maternal bisphenol-A levels at delivery: a looming problem? J Perinatology, 28(4):258-63, 2008,
  • Xu X, Siefert K, Jacobson P, Lori J, Ransom S. The impact of malpractice burden on Michigan obstetrician-gynecologists’ career satisfaction. Women’s Health Issues, 18(4):229-37, 2008.
  • Maillert L, Ivy S, Ransom SB, Diehl K. Assessing Dynamic Breast Cancer Screening Policies. Operations Research 56(6):1411-1427, 2008.
  • Xu X, Lori J, Siefert K, Jacobson P, Lori JR, Gueorguieva I, Ransom S. Malpractice burden, rural location and discontinuation of obstetric care: A study of obstetric providers in Michigan. The Journal of Rural Health, 25(1):33-42, 2009.
  • Xu X, Grigorescu V, Siefert KA, Lori JR, Ransom SB. Cost of Racial Disparity in Preterm Birth: Evidence from Michigan. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 20(3):729-47, 2009.
  • Xu X, Ivy JS, Patel DA, Patel SN, Smith DG, Ransom SB, Fenner D, Delancey JOL. Pelvic floor consequences of cesarean delivery on maternal request in women with a single birth: a cost-effectiveness analysis, J Women’s Health, 19(1):147-60, 2010.


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