Christine Mohrhaus Hale, M.D. is both a patient and physician. Last June, at Wellapalooza 2016, Christine shared her personal story about climbing out of  “The EDS Spiral,” how she manages a full-time career as a physician working for one of the largest healthcare corporations in the country, and her top 10 things for how you can do it too. I knew Christine was amazing, but now the secret is out. Her presentation was nothing short of inspiring and uplifting. Oh and she’s also an aerial silks instructor and performer — all post-EDS/Psoriatic Arthritis/etc. diagnosis. In this clip, she’s discussing how she plans for her #Just5Minutes a day – no matter what.

Original video clip from Wellapalooza 2016 was posted on EDS Wellness’ Instagram Page.

image1Christine joined Tenet in June 2013 as National Director Clinical Performance Excellence. In this new role, she is responsible for advancing some performance improvement areas in the clinical operations arena, both at the system level and at specific facilities.

Christine received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Southern Methodist University and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center in 2003. Spurred by an emerging interest in systems improvement and a focus on promoting better quality, efficiency, and service in healthcare delivery, she stayed on at Duke post-residency to earn her M.B.A. with a concentration in Health Sector Management from the Fuqua School of Business.

Upon completion of her MBA in 2005, she joined McKinsey & Company as a consultant, where she remained for 7+ years. She has worked with hospitals and health systems both across the country and internationally in a variety of functional areas, including strategy, operations, and organization. She was often sought out to facilitate in situations where building physician and administration alignment was critical.

In October 2015, Christine enjoyed her first ever aerial performance and had begun teaching classes as well. Her aerial performance video to “Poker Face” is attached below, as is an image with her aerial performance biography.


Christine lives in the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas. She and her husband, Wes, both grew up in Dallas and are excited about their long overdue return. She is crazy about her three dogs (2 golden retrievers and lab) and enjoys exercise, spending time with family, relaxing outdoors, and following Duke Basketball.

Dr. Christine Mohrhaus Hale's bio is republished with permission by Wellapalooza.