An experienced leader in health plan management and operations, Dr. Talya Schwartz was appointed President & CEO of MetroPlusHealth in 2019. During her tenure, MetroPlusHealth has achieved a 20% growth in membership, a five-star rating from New York State’s Consumer Guide, and an increase in overall net worth. 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—actively ensuring that MetroPlusHealth remains at the forefront of supporting its members through holistic, field-based care. Internally, she has prioritized and implemented a tech-first approach to streamlining company operations—working closely with the executive team to transform the remote workforce ability and accelerate market growth through the launch of telehealth and other virtual platforms
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Schwartz served as the Chief Medical Officer at MetroPlusHealth and in the private sector where she was the founding member of a behavioral health technology startup company. 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 certificate in Health Services Management and Leadership from George Washington University.