Our Team

Pietro Ferraro, Executive Director

Pietro Ferraro is responsible for developing and overseeing Advisory Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (“NYP”), which includes collaborations in education and training, hospital operations consulting, clinical program development, and hospital development between NYP and healthcare providers worldwide.  Prior to joining NYP, Mr.  Ferraro worked for 10 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co., with a focus on the healthcare sector in the Middle East and Europe. A sample of his most relevant assignments include: healthcare system and health financing strategy in more than 5 countries; turnaround strategy for University Hospital network; operations turnaround in healthcare providers; business planning for new healthcare endeavors.  Mr.  Ferraro holds a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD Business School, France, and a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy.

Kathleen Gilroy, Senior Advisor

Kathleen Gilroy is a seasoned healthcare professional with over twenty years of diverse hospital development and operational management experience in the United States and abroad.  Ms. Gilroy has assumed leadership roles on multiple international hospital development projects in various roles and participated in taking them from concept to delivery, including: University Hospital, an academic teaching hospital which was to be affiliated with Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC) in Dubai, UAE.  In addition to her international and consulting experience, Ms. Gilroy has held senior healthcare management positions in New York, Boston, and Pennsylvania.  Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and her Masters in International Business Administration and her particular areas of expertise include the operational change management, project management of start-up organizations and commissioning of international hospitals, and hospital operations in academic medical centers.

Shu Li, Director (Asia)

Shu Li has a background in consulting with McKinsey & Company, specializing in hospital and healthcare system strategy, operations improvement, and organization building. Prior to joining NYP, she worked at Starcastle Senior Living (a Fosun-Fortress joint venture) in Shanghai, China, leading the operations and business development of its flagship community.  Shu holds an M.P.H. in Health Care Management and Policy from Harvard School of Public Health and a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Northwestern University. Shu is responsible for seeking out strategic collaborations with providers and institutions in Asia.  Shu is tasked with expanding NYP’s capabilities to provide advisory services, clinical program development, and education and training programs to international collaborators.

Nida Shekhani, Director (EMEA)

Nida Shekhani is the Director for Advisory Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa at NYP. She has worked at NYP for over 8 years in various capacities in the Office of Strategy, Revenue Cycle and Global Services. In her role as the Director of Strategy, she was responsible for the design and project management of large-scale projects across the organization, from clinical program development to healthcare reform initiatives. She joined Global Services as the Director of Strategy & Finance where she was responsible for strategic planning and financial management for Global Services, including Global Patient Services, Corporate Health, and Executive health as well as project management for international consulting projects. She had direct oversight of the analytic, reporting, systems development, and financial operations that support all revenue and expense functions for Global Services.

Currently, as the Director for Advisory Services EMEA, Nida focuses on developing institutional and strategic collaborations. After living in Saudi Aramco for 15+ years, she received her undergraduate degree at the American University in Dubai, followed by her Master of Public Health at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health with a focus in Health Policy and Management.

Ji Tang, Manager (Asia)

A surgeon by background, Ji has consulting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the USA and in China, as well as hospital administration experience in China where he worked for the West China Hospital – 4,500+ beds hospital in Chengdu, ranked #2 in the country. Ji holds a Master in Public Health from the Mailman School of Columbia University. Ji Tang supports the hospital’s growth in Asia and primarily focuses on advisory services and collaborations, while supporting other efforts to enhance the Hospital’s reputation, to develop relationships with local stakeholders and to improve access to care at NYP for Chinese individuals and executives.



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