As Atrium Health’s Enterprise Senior Vice President, Medical Group Clinical Network Development. Kris provides strategic oversight of physician affiliation opportunities in support of senior executives, service line and care division leaders, market and facility leaders, and other enterprise stakeholders. He advances practice acquisition and other alignment strategies, onboarding with operational leaders, and coordination of enterprise physician network growth strategies. In addition, Kris pursues value-based care business models in concert with enterprise strategy, including the One Health initiative, and the formation of a physician practice management services organization. His responsibilities also include physician compensation strategy and alignment across the enterprise.

Kris joined Atrium Health in 2008 after practicing law with Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., in Charlotte. He served as a leader of the transaction team within Atrium Health’s Legal Department for eight years before initially joining the Medical Group as Vice President – Physician Network Development and Central Contracting. In his prior Medical Group role, he led a compensation redesign effort involving over 1,300 physicians. Kris rejoined the Atrium Health Legal Department as Deputy General Counsel and then Managing Counsel for Transactions and Clinical Networks in 2017, where his practice focused on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and healthcare regulatory issues, including physician compensation arrangements.

Kris received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, a PhD in history from Emory University, and Bachelor of Arts in history and education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Rationing Justice, a study of legal aid lawyers during and after the Civil Rights Movement in the South. He also co-edited a collection of speeches by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., titled A Call to Conscience, while working at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Emory and Stanford University.

Kris is married to Emy, a veterinarian whose practice focuses on household pets. The couple has three teenagers – Maddie, Ava and Andrew – and, not surprisingly, three household pets. His hobbies include hiking, golfing, and drumming.

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