Philip Christian

Philip Christian, MD, ASCP, ASEM Fellow, American Board of Medical Quality
American Society of Clinical Pathology American Society of Emergency Physicians
Phil Christian is a successful physician, healthcare executive, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor. Clinically trained in Emergency Medicine and Primary Care, Dr. Christian served as VP and Physician Executive for Bravo Health, the mid-1990’s, venture backed start-up that established the national model for risk-bearing provider groups, and was a progenitor of evidence-based medical practice and personalized healthcare. The company’s $540M acquisition was a testament to the validity and scalability of the clinical model designed, authored, implemented, and managed under “drPhil’s” guidance.
His additional professional activities have included medical directorships at some of country’s most prominent healthcare organizations, including: Blue Cross, UnitedHealthcare, Charter Health Plan, Bon Secours Health System, and HCR ManorCare.
As a Wharton Fellow, he became actively engaged in mentoring start-ups in digital health innovation, and served a tenure as Managing Director of Health at Dreamit Ventures, a Forbes Top 10 Venture Accelerator based in Philadelphia, PA.
Among his current professional activities, he serves as Chief Medical Officer of Florida-based American Health Associates, largest clinical diagnostic laboratory serving long-term care facilities in the United States. He holds Advisory, Board, and consulting positions with Fortune 100 healthcare companies and healthcare start-ups, and consults with some of the country’s premier health corporations, accountable care organizations, digital health accelerators, insurers, and centers of health innovation, including: 500 Start-ups, StartUp Bootcamp, SXSW, Louisville Tech Summit, Merck Innovation, AARP, U.S. Dept. of Navy Innovation, Innova Health Systems, Baptist Health System, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Texas Children’s Medical Center, Catholic Health Initiative, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and UnitedHealth/Optum. He holds a consulting portfolio of Silicon Valley Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms focused on digital health innovation, and maintains active clinical affiliations with healthcare institutions in Florida, Georgia, Maryland and Illinois.
Dr. Christian has participated in medical missions in underserved countries across the globe; volunteers and fundraises for multiple charitable organizations; is a widely sought-after healthcare thought leader, and frequent speaker and panelist at international health innovation forums. An abbreviated list of certifications and memberships include:
American College of Physician Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Medical Practice Executives, American Society of Emergency Medicine, National Association of Managed Care Physicians, National Association of Health Services Executives, and The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs.