Christopher Lehrach, MD, MBA
Chief Physician Executive
Christopher Lehrach, MD, MBA, is the Chief Physician Executive for Nuvance Health. In this capacity, he oversees the entire 4000 member medical staff and serves as the inaugural President of the Nuvance Health Medical Practice for Nuvance Health, which includes the legacy Western Connecticut Medical Group, Health Quest Medical Practice, the Heart Center and the Eastern NY Medical Group.
Prior to this leadership role, Dr. Lehrach was responsible for strategic planning and operations for ambulatory services east of the CT river for Yale New Haven Health. Dr. Lehrach is Board Certified, an emergency medicine doctor and physician executive. He worked previously at Lawrence + Memorial/Westerly Hospital Healthcare in Connecticut and Rhode Island where he served as the President of the Lawrence + Memorial Medical Group and Chief Transformation Officer for the system until its acquisition by Yale New Haven Health in 2017.
A native of Connecticut, Dr. Lehrach attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and the University of Connecticut for medical school. He then completed his residency with the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, now part of the Rutgers system. He attained his business education and MBA at Yale University School of Management.