Dr. Christopher Stanley

Population Health Clinical Leader

Dr. Christopher Stanley, MD, MBA, serves the Advisory Board as the Population Health Clinical Leader and until February of 2017, was the Vice President for Population Health at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a faith-based, non-profit hospital and physician system with facilities in 18 states. He was responsible for developing and overseeing population health activities which include both network development as well as care management activities in the communities where CHI has hospitals and affiliated physicians. Dr. Stanley also served as the Chief Medical Officer for CHI’s employee benefit plan and worked with CHI’s health plan operations across several states.

Dr. Stanley has directly led and integrated data analytic, care redesign (inpatient and ambulatory) and patient-centered processes in support of 12 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under CMS’ Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Additionally, he has been a clinical leader for CHI’s participation in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program and other episode-of-care programs in over 30 facilities as well as an innovative program for CHI’s employees that includes pay-for-value components.

Dr. Stanley brings to this position over 25 years of health care experience, including eight years with UnitedHealthcare in the Rocky Mountain Region as Chief Medical Officer. He previously served as director of medical science liaisons for Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Stanley is a pediatrician who practiced inpatient and outpatient medicine for more than 9 years in Germany and Denver.

In addition, Dr. Stanley holds, or has recently held, leadership positions with several nonprofit and professional organizations, including the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), the American Lung Association in Colorado, Health TeamWorks  and the American Diabetes Association. He was appointed by the Governor of Colorado in 2011 to the Colorado State Board of Health where he served from 2011-2017.

Dr. Stanley holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemistry from Missouri State University, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado.