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Johns Hopkins Medicine International Board Members
Christopher Kersey, M.D., M.B.A.
Christopher Kersey, M.D., M.B.A., is the founding managing partner of Havencrest Healthcare Partners, one of the nation’s leading growth buyout firms focused on the health care and life sciences industries.
Prior to founding Havencrest, Kersey served as a managing member and partner of Camden Partners Holdings, which is among the oldest, largest and top-ranked growth equity and investment management funds in the United States.
From 2011 to 2017, he was chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, one of the world’s leading academic health care institutions. During that time, Kersey helped spearhead John Hopkins Medicine International’s growth from an emerging pioneer to the established leader in global collaborative health care partnerships.
During his tenure, he helped engineer innovative private sector-public sector partnerships around the world with blue-chip institutions such as Saudi Aramco in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, HCL Healthcare in India and Pacifico Salud in Peru.
In 2010, Kersey was elected to the boards of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. For 21 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Johns Hopkins Hospital as #1 in the United States.
Kersey also serves on the boards of directors of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Endowment Fund and Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare — a joint venture based in Saudi Arabia and one of the world’s largest population health management initiatives. Kersey is also a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Compensation Committee, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Patient Safety and Quality Committee and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Credentials Committee.
Kersey’s international experience includes work with Sumitomo Biosciences in Japan and the World Bank , as well as research fellowships focusing on the National Health Service in the United Kingdom and Sweden-based Telefon AB LM Ericsson’s market entry into China. Additionally, Kersey serves on the board of trustees, the Investment Management Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of GuideStone Funds, the largest Christian mutual fund in the world with more than $15 billion in assets under management.
A Phi Beta Kappa, Truman Scholar and President’s Scholar graduate of Stanford University, 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 Honor Medical Society.
In 1996, he became one of the first people 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. He later graduated with a medical degree as the class of 1998 Walter Fellow.
A teammate of Pete Sampras on the Prince High School All-American tennis team and former professional tennis player, Kersey and his wife, the former Johannah Mayfield, have three children together and live in Dallas.