Dr. Chris Apfel is the President and CEO of SageMedic Corporation. A couple of years ago, several of his family members were touched by cancer, which triggered him found SageMedic, so that it becomes possible to identify the most effective therapy for millions of cancer patients ahead of time. Prior to starting SageMedic, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at UCSF, where he led the Clinical Research Core.
Dr. Apfel is recognized as an international authority on designing, conducting, and publishing high quality clinical trials with thousands of patients, changing medical practice with over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Most notably, he developed the “Apfel Score,” a standard tool that is now used in clinical practice world-wide.
Dr. Apfel is a California licensed physician with 20+ years of clinical experience in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and emergency medicine. He received his MD and his doctoral degree in medical sciences from Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany, and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.