Oliver Kharraz, MD, is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of ZocDoc. Dr. Kharraz is the most recent doctor in a 300-year family tradition. Over the course of his wide-ranging career, Dr. Kharraz has accrued comprehensive experience effecting change and building efficiency in large scale healthcare organizations using information technology.
Prior to ZocDoc, Dr. Kharraz was an Associate Principal at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. During his seven-year tenure at McKinsey & Co., Dr. Kharraz developed and implemented new patient utilization models for the national health services of a number of governments and major hospital chains.
In 1994, Dr. Kharraz built and sold his first business â€“ a forerunner of early internet software. He later became a resident doctor at the clinic of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, where he earned an MD and a Doctorate in Neuroscience. Dr. Kharraz also has a Masters Degree in Philosophy from the Jesuit College of Philosophy in Munich. He is available to speak on efficiency in the healthcare system, and how patient access to it can be improved.
Born in Germany, Dr. Kharraz immigrated to the U.S. during his work for McKinsey & Co., where he met future ZocDoc co-founder Cyrus Massoumi. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and their one-year-old twins.