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Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger

Dr. Jaewon Ryu is Geisinger's interim president and chief executive officer, effective December 1, 2018. A Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Ryu has served as Geisinger's executive vice president and chief medical officer since 2016. In that capacity, he has overseen all aspects of patient care at Geisinger, working to improve the quality, affordability and experience of care delivered across the enterprise.

Dr. Ryu came to Geisinger from Humana, where he was president of integrated care delivery and was responsible for Humana's owned and joint-ventured care delivery assets, including a management services organization (MSO) assisting affiliated practices to adopt population health under value-based reimbursement methodologies.

Prior to Humana, Dr. Ryu held various leadership roles at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago, Kaiser Permanente and in government, at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and serving as a White House Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was also a practicing corporate healthcare attorney in the Los Angeles office of the firm McDermott, Will & Emery.

Dr. Ryu was appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), an independent body legislatively tasked with advising Congress on payment and other policies governing health plans and providers serving Medicare beneficiaries. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of My Health Direct, Inc., a provider of digital care coordination solutions. He has previously served in various other advisory roles including board positions with MCCI and JenCare, both being clinic/MSO organizations managing the financing and delivery of care for Medicare Advantage members under full-risk payment models. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association.

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