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Richard Popiel, MD

Dr. Popiel joins EHV’s advisory board from Cambia Health Solutions, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In his role on the advisory board, Dr. Popiel works closely with EHV to build its portfolio of new investments and support the growth of existing portfolio companies.

At Cambia Health Solutions, Dr. Popiel was responsible for clinical strategy with the goal to improve health plan members' outcomes and their experiences as health care consumers. Prior to Cambia, he served as 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.

Active in professional organizations, Dr. Popiel led the National Council of Physician and Pharmacy Executives, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association council comprising chief medical and chief pharmacy officers; the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Group at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the AHIP board of directors. Additionally, Dr. Popiel currently serves on the board of the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, as board chair for the Classic Wine Auction serving children and families in need, on the GNS Healthcare advisory board and is a Senior Advisor for McKinsey and Company.

Dr. Popiel earned a B.S. in biology and his M.D. at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is board-certified in internal medicine. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.