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Joins Geisinger Health System from Leadership Position at Humana


DANVILLE, PA -- 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 is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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