Tara F. Bishop, M.D.

General Internal Medicine
Tara Bishop

I am an internist and health services researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College.  I care for adult patients at Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates.  My research aims to improve the way we deliver medical services in the U.S.  I also serve as the Director of Quality Improvement Operations for the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Tara F. Bishop, MD is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and an Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is also an Assistant Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Bishop earned her BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her MD degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. She was an intern and resident in the Department of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City where she received the Richard Gorlin Award for Resident Humanitarianism. She completed a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in June, 2010.

Dr. Bishop sees patients at Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates. She also serves as the Director of Quality Improvement Operations for the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Bishop's research focuses on factors that influence physician practice with particular emphasis on delivery system organization, incentives, and malpractice fears. She is currently the principal investigator on an evaluation of the New York City Department of Health's Primary Care Information Project and a recipient of a career development award (K23) from the National Institute of Aging. She has published studies on medical errors, overuse, and the physician workforce. Her work has been cited by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and others.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


(in reverse chronological order)

Bishop TF, Press MJ, Keyhani S, Pincus HA. Acceptance of insurance by psychiatrists and the implications for access to mental health care. Jama Pyschiatry. 2013 Dec 11.

Lee JI, Ganz-Lord F, Tung J, Bishop T, Dejesus C, Ocampo C, Tinghitella P, Scott KA. Bridging care transitions: findings from a resident-staffed early postdischarge program. Acad Med. 2013 Nov;88(11):1685-8.

Ryskina KL, Bishop TF. Physicians' Lack of Awareness of How They Are Paid: Implications for New Models of Reimbursement. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Aug 12.

Bishop TF, Press MJ, Mendelsohn JL, Casalino LP. Electronic communication improves access, but barriers to its widespread adoption remain. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Aug;32(8):1361-7.

Rubin JB, Bishop, TF. Characteristics of paid malpractice claims settled in and out of court in the USA: a retrospective analysis. 2013; BMJ Open 3:e002985.

Keyhani S, Falk R, Bishop TF, Howell E, Korenstein D. Overuse and Systems of Care: A Systematic Review. Medical Care. 2013;51(6):503-508.

Bishop, TF. Pushing the Outpatient Quality Envelope. JAMA. 2013 Apr 3;309(13):1353-4.

Rotman, S, Bishop TF. Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in the U.S. Ambulatory Setting 2002-2009. PloS One. 2013; 8(2):e56060. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

Ryan AM, Bishop TF, Shih S, Casalino LP. Small physician practices in new york needed sustained help to realize gains in quality from use of electronic health records. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan;32(1):53-62.

Kale MS, Bishop TF, Federman AD, Keyhani S. Trends in the Overuse of Ambulatory Health Care Services in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Dec 24:1-7.

Bishop TF, Federman AD, Ross JS. Association between physician quality improvement incentives and ambulatory qualty measures. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Apr 1;18(4):e126-34.

Keyhani S, Falk R, Bishop T, Howell E, Korenstein D. The relationship between geographic variations and overuse of healthcare services: a systematic review. Med Care. 2012 Mar;50(3):257-61.

Korenstein D, Falk R, Howell EA, Bishop T, Keyhani S. Overuse of health care services in the United States: an understudied problem. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jan 23;172(2):171-8.

Bao Y, Shao H, Bishop TF, Schackman BR, Bruce ML. Innappropriate medication in a national sample of elderly patients receiving home health care. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Mar; 27(3):304-10.

Kale MS, Bishop TF, Federman AD, Keyhani S. "Top 5" lists top $5 Billion. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Nov 14; 171(12):1117-9.

Bishop TF, Federman AD, Keyhani S. Declines in physician acceptance of Medicare and private coverage. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Jun 27;171(12):1117-9.

Bishop TF, Ryan AM, Casalino LP. Paid malpractice claims for adverse events in inpatient and outpatient settings. JAMA. 2011 Jun 15;305(23):2427-31.

Bishop TF, Federman AD, Ross JS. Laboratory Test Ordering at Physician Offices with and without On-Site Laboratories. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2010 Oct;25(10):1057-63.

Bishop TF, Federman AD, Keyhani S. Physician Views on Defensive Medicine: A National Survey. Arch Intern Med. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(12):1081-3.

Bishop TF, Klotman, P, Vladek, B, Callahan MA. The Future of Malpractice Reform. Am J Med. 2010;123(8):673-4.

Bishop TF. The halls of Congress: A physician's views of the Hill. SGIM Forum, July 2010.

Bishop TF, Kathuria N. Economic and healthcare forces of the hospitalist movement. Mt Sinai J Med. 2008 Oct; 75(5):424-9.

Bishop TF, Morrison RS. Geriatric palliative care-Part II: Communication and Goals of Care. Clinical Geriatrics. 2007;15(2).

Bishop TF, Morrison RS. Geriatric palliative care-Part I: Pain and symptom management. Clinical Geriatrics. 2007;15(1):25-32. Correction: 2007;15(2):32.

Bishop, TF. Commentary on Identifying hospice-appropriate nursing home residents for physicians increased hospice referral and enrollment. Evidence-based medicine. 2005; 11(2): 49.

Bishop, T. A Home Visit. Ann Intern Med. 2005; 142(2): 151-2.

Honors and Awards

Appointment to the New York State Department of Health's Quality and Patient Safety External Advisory Committee, September, 2013

Finalist, Pioneer Pitch Day, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September, 2013

Winner Professionalism Article Prize, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, May, 2013 (For "Overuse of Health Services in the United States").

Hamolsky finalist for junior faculty presentations at the Society of General Internal Medicine's Annual Meeting, 2011.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Year in Research, Best Paper Nominee, December, 2010 (for "Physician Views on Defensive Medicine").

Nanette Laitman Scholar, Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Public Health, 2010.

Richard Gorlin Award for Medical Humanitarianism, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2002.