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New Chief Medical Officer at Geisinger

Jun 20, 2016 11:09AM ● By Erica Shames

Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Geisinger Health System. He will join the organization in this role at the end of September.

“We completed an extensive search to find our new chief medical officer and are pleased to welcome Dr. Ryu to our health system,” said Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA. “His career accomplishments are extensive, and I look forward to working closely with him to enhance patient care throughout Geisinger.”

A board certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Ryu joins Geisinger from Humana in Louisville, Kentucky where he has been President of Integrated Care Delivery. In this capacity, he is responsible for Humana’s owned and joint ventured care delivery practices, as well as Transcend, a management services organization assisting affiliated practices to adopt population health.

Prior to Humana, he served as Chief Medical Officer at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago. He has also held various leadership roles at Kaiser-Permanente, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and as a White House Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, he was a practicing emergency medicine physician and previously a corporate health care attorney.

Originally from Chicago, Ryu earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical and law degrees from the University of Chicago. He completed his internship and residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

“I have always admired Geisinger and its national reputation for professional, compassionate and innovative care, and I am honored and excited to become a member of the Geisinger family,” Ryu said. “I value this opportunity to work with my new colleagues to continually advance the care and experience we provide.”

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees,including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $9.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

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