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Lisa Bielamowicz, MD

President & Co-Founder

A national expert on delivery system transformation, Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz is known for being able to distill actionable insight from complex and conflicting market forces. Whether keynoting an industry conference or working with an executive team, her passion is increasing the pace of transformation in health care. 

Lisa brings energetic, provocative discussion to every forum she leads. She presents at over 75 board meetings, leadership retreats, industry conferences, and executive strategy sessions annually. She is a requested keynote speaker, and is regularly consulted by media, having been quoted in the New York Times, Modern Healthcare, Wall Street Journal, and Health Affairs.

Lisa’s work combines national-level insight with a deep understanding of local market dynamics and system strength. A trusted advisor to dozens of health systems and physician networks, executives call on Lisa to provide critical guidance on strategy and investments, and to serve as a partner in developing consensus toward a common vision.

Prior to founding Gist, Lisa was the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the Advisory Board Company, where she led the firm’s strategy and clinical research for over a decade and was the primary author of many publications on health system and physician strategy, population health and delivery transformation.

As a physician Lisa brings a clinical lens to her work and has a deep understanding of the dynamics of physician practice. She trained in diagnostic radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. A Howard Hughes fellow, she researched memory and learning using functional MRI at the National Institutes of Mental Health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and sociology from Rice University, and received her MD with highest honors from Baylor College of Medicine, graduating first in her class.