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Talya Schwartz, MD

President & CEO, MetroPlusHealth

Dr. Talya Schwartz is President & CEO of MetroPlusHealth since 2019. During her tenure, MetroPlusHealth has achieved a 35% growth in membership, a five-star rating from New York State’s Consumer Guide and a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She spearheaded the organization’s transformation by bringing its behavioral health services in-house and integrating them with physical care for comprehensive support of members, overhauling its website and portals, modernizing legacy technology with a single integrated platform, and expanding virtual visits to its over 750,000 members.

Dr. Schwartz’s ongoing commitment to addressing the social determinants of health among New York’s most vulnerable communities is the pinnacle of her leadership, especially around supportive housing, and food insecurity.

Before being President and CEO, Dr. Schwartz served as the Chief Medical Officer at MetroPlusHealth. In the private sector, she was one of the founding members of a behavioral health technology startup company. Prior to that she held multiple healthcare leadership roles in regional and national companies. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. A trained physician, Dr. Schwartz earned her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, completed her residency in Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and practiced at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She holds a graduate Health Services Management and Leadership certificate from George Washington University.