Christopher Krubert


Christopher Krubert

Lecturer in Management


Dr. Christopher Krubert is an entrepreneur, active investor, and advisor to a variety of businesses in the healthcare and wellness industries, currently serving as an operating partner with Ares Management, one of the largest private equity firms in the world. He has served on the board of directors for industry-leading companies with a total market value of over $6B. Dr. Krubert recently has co-founded and serves as executive chairman of U.S. Heart and Vascular, the leading independent provider of cardiovascular health in the country. From 2006–2013 he led the growth of ApolloMD as CEO, building it into one of the industry leading multi-specialty physician services firms.

Dr. Krubert received his MD and trained in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago and completed a successful clinical career where he led the transformation of 20+ large volume emergency departments as a clinician and medical director. He is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is an advisor at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Polsky Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and is on the Board of Leaders for the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He has been recognized as an Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and lauded a “Top 50 Healthcare Leader” from 2009–2013.

Academic Degrees

  • MD, The University of Chicago, 2000
  • MBA, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 1993
  • BA, University of Illinois, 1989

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2016–present

Professional Experience

  • Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, U.S. Heart and Vascular, 2021–present
  • Operating Partner, Ares Management Private Equity, 2021–present
  • Operating Partner, Advent International Global Private Equity, 2015–21
  • President, Private Investment Fund, 2013–present
  • CEO, ApolloMD, 2003–13

Insights by Stanford Business

August 21, 2017
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November 28, 2016
Business training can help physicians navigate the complex and ever-changing logistics of health care.

School News

November 02, 2016
This fall, the Stanford Graduate School of Business welcomed six new professors — including the 2016 winner of the prestigious John Bates Clark award, Yuliy Sannikov — and 11 lecturers.