Dr. Richard Popiel is a senior healthcare executive with extensive experience in leading clinical and medical management operations for leading health plans and integrated delivery systems. Today, he lends his talent and expertise to entrepreneurial companies nationwide to help accelerate a consumer-centric healthcare system.
He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Cambia Health Solutions in Portland, Ore. At Cambia, he was responsible for clinical strategy with the goal to improve health plan members’ outcomes and their experiences as healthcare consumers.
Earlier in his career he was President and Chief Operating Officer for Horizon Healthcare Innovations, a Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey company. Before that, he served as Horizon BCBSNJ’s Vice President and Chief Medical Officer and as Vice President and Senior Medical Director for The Permanente Company, a subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente.
In addition to his work with Medecision, Richard is on the board / advisory board of TabulaRasa Healthcare, Pager, Echo Health Ventures, GNS Healthcare and the GWU Medical Faculty Associates. He also serves as a senior advisor with BioIQ and McKinsey & Company. He is co-founder and managing partner of Xploration Health, LLC.
An internal medicine physician by training, Richard received his doctorate of medicine degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University.