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Johns Hopkins Medicine International Board Members
Christopher W. Kersey, M.D., M.B.A.
Christopher W. Kersey serves as the founding managing partner of Havencrest Healthcare Capital Partners, LLC, one of the nation’s leading growth buyout firms focused on the health care and life sciences industry.
Prior to Havencrest, Dr. Kersey served as a managing member and partner of Camden Partners Holdings LLC, a top-ranked growth equity and investment management fund in the United States with more than $1 billion under management. While there, he focused on private equity investments in the health care and life sciences industries.
Dr. Kersey serves on the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and in 2010, was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
From 2011 to 2017, he served as chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, where he helped spearhead JHI’s growth from an emerging pioneer to the established leader in global collaborative health care partnerships.
Dr. Kersey also serves on the Board of Directors of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Endowment Fund, and he is a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Compensation Committee and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Patient Safety and Quality Committee. Dr. Kersey also serves on The Johns Hopkins Hospital Credentials Committee.
He is also on the Board of Directors of the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare joint venture based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest population health management initiatives.
Dr. Kersey’s international experience includes work with Sumitomo Biosciences in Japan and the World Bank in the former Soviet Union (the Republic of Georgia), as well as research fellowships focusing on the National Health Service in the United Kingdom and Sweden-based Telefon LM AB Ericsson’s market entry into China.
Additionally, Dr. Kersey serves on the boards of directors of Essence Group Holdings Corp. and Lumeris Corp. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the GuideStone Funds, the largest Christian mutual fund in the world with more than $12 billion in assets under management, where he serves on the Investment Management Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
A Phi Beta Kappa, Truman Scholar and Presidential Scholar graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Kersey graduated summa cum laude as the Class of 1996 valedictorian at the Emory University School of Medicine, where he was awarded one of four Robert W. Woodruff Fellowships and elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
In 1996, he became one of the first individuals in history to achieve the Harvard Triple Crown, as he was accepted in the same year into the residency program of Harvard Medical School as well as Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, where he later graduated as the Class of 1998 Walter Fellow as one of the school’s first medical doctors.
A teammate of Pete Sampras on the Prince High School All-American tennis team and former professional tennis player, Dr. Kersey and his wife, the former Johannah Mayfield, have three children together and reside in Dallas, Texas.