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.”
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.