Craig D. Frances, M.D.Managing Director
Craig joined Summit Partners in 2003 and focuses primarily on the healthcare & life sciences sector.
Craig’s board directorships and investments include BluePearl Veterinary Services (acquired by Mars Petcare), CareCentrix, HealthCare Partners (merged with DaVita, NYSE: DVA), Healthline Media, Independent Vetcare, Integrated DNA Technologies, MedSpring Urgent Care (acquired by Fresenius Medical Care), National Veterinary Associates (acquired by Ares Management), Physicians Formula (NASDAQ: FACE) and Solutionreach.
Prior to Summit, Craig was founder and manager of three successful companies. He was also the Chief Medical Resident at the University of California, San Francisco. Craig holds a BA in psychology, with Honors, from Cornell University and an MD from Cornell University Medical College, where he was Valedictorian and received the Paul Sherlock Prize, a peer-voted award for exceptional integrity and compassion in patient care. He is the creator of the Saint-Frances Series, medical books that are used extensively in academic centers across the United States.
Craig has numerous publications in leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, and has collaborated with many national healthcare leaders. He is President the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) and serves as an advisor to the Cornell University Trustees Investment Committee regarding private equity. Craig has been named one of the 40 Smartest People in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review.