Dr. Chris Stock began her attending career as an Emory University School of Medicine faculty member, where she spent 15 years learning the ropes and earning promotion and tenure, based in part on her invention, design, and development of airway pressure release ventilation (BiPAP). She joined Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2000 as Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, completed her 15-year tour of duty in 2015, and then returned to full time clinical practice at Northwestern in both clinical anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Chris became a member of the Health2047, Inc. Advisory Board at its inception in 2016. Captivated and invigorated by Health2047’s mission and innovative approach to improving healthcare, she joined the Health2047 team as an Advisor in 2018.
During her time as chair, Chris doubled the size of the department and was responsible for anesthesiology clinical care, education, faculty development, research, and the care of the souls therein. Chris was instrumental in improving hospital operations, developing the charter for the institutions’ medical liability insurance captive, and ensuring a fair and equitable agreement for the integration of Northwestern’s faculty practice plan into the hospital’s parent corporation. Chris oversaw the implementation of the anesthesiology component of Northwestern’s first electronic health record (EHR), helped to design two ambulatory surgery pavilions, and created a team of physicians that touched nearly every aspect of hospital operations. Additionally, Chris helped to raise the research profile of the department such that it was recognized as a US top 20 anesthesiology research department 2010-2015.
Chris served on multiple professional society boards, as President of four national professional societies, and participated in multiple national workgroups, including the ACGME Competency-Based Electronic Portfolio Advisory Group. She currently serves on the AMA Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability (PS2) Advisory Committee, the ACGME National Advisory Group to inform the development of a new component of the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program for perioperative services, and is in her 29th year providing Oral Exams for the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Chris is adept at cultivating positive, open, team-based cultures in multidisciplinary environments and is passionate about driving success through innovation. Chris and her husband, Stuart, of 38 years have three adult children, enjoy keeping fit, and are avid ballroom dancers.