Christine Hale, MD

Vice President, Complex Claims Consulting


Christine joined Lockton Dunning Benefits as Vice President in 2017 and serves as the medical director and lead strategist for the clinical consulting team. Christine is known as an innovator, collaborator and change agent, and is particularly passionate about utilizing data and creative solutions to reduce waste and improve cost-effectiveness in healthcare.

Upon completion of her MBA in 2005, she joined a major consultant agency where she remained for over seven years. During this time, she worked with hospitals and health systems both across the country and internationally in a variety of functional areas, including strategy, operations and organization. Christine was often sought out to facilitate in situations where building physician and administration alignment was key.

She joined Tenet Health care in 2013 as National Director Clinical Performance Excellence. In this role, Christine was responsible for advancing a number of high-stakes clinical performance improvement initiatives, including blood product utilization, sepsis identification and management, laboratory utilization, intensive care, palliative care and cardiac quality. She also oversaw fifteen Clinical Expert Panels which engaged across a spectrum of business issues relevant to their areas of clinical expertise.

  • Review and management of high-complexity medical cases
  • Quality improvement evaluation
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Cost-effectiveness in health care
  • Provider processes and economics
  • Strategic planning and prioritization
  • Clinical change management


Duke University, Master of Business Administration in Health Sector Management

Duke University, Medical Center Pediatrics Residency

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences