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Dr. Tara Bishop is passionate about improving health and healthcare. In her twenty-year career as a physician executive, Tara has on-the-ground experience in delivery system improvement, health policy, payer operations, product development, value-based care, and start-ups. She is the founder and managing director of Black Opal Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in companies that are transforming healthcare through technology. Tara served as the Chief Medical Officer at Bind, a health insurance start-up that is at the forefront of disrupting healthcare. She was a leader in the early development of the Bind product and helped grow the company 10x in revenue in 3 years. Prior to joining Bind, Tara was the Medical Director and Senior Expert at McKinsey & Co. She designed new payment models for numerous clients. She was an associate professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy at Cornell Medical School where she did cutting-edge research on health policy, innovative technologies, and health services. She directed quality improvement at Cornell and cared for patients as a primary care doctor. Dr. Bishop has published almost 50 peer-reviewed research articles which have been cited by the NY Times, WSJ, and others. Tara serves on the boards of Optellum and led investments in Intellihealth, Empatica, and Conceivable Life Sciences. Tara is also an Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences (Courtesy) at Weill Cornell Medical School and was named a Woman of Influence in Venture Capital by Private Equity International in 2022. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MD degree from Weill Cornell Medical School.

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