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DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger is pleased to announce that Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2018’s Minority Executives to Watch in Healthcare.  

The biennial program recognizes the Ten to Watch honorees and this year’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for influencing policy and care delivery models across the country while highlighting the continued need to nurture diversity in their organizations.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition for promoting principles of leadership and cultural diversity at one of the most innovative and scientifically-advanced health care systems in the country,” said Dr. Ryu. “Congratulations to all my colleagues whose minority leadership has helped enhance health care at their respective organizations.”

Dr. Ryu was named executive vice president and chief medical officer at Geisinger in 2016. He previously served as president of integrated care delivery at Humana.  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. 

“These leaders have produced incredible results by elevating the quality of patient care at their organizations while supporting and advancing their peers to boost diversity in the C-suite,” said Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar.

“At a time when medicine needs to move outside the hospital walls to impact the health of our entire population, Dr. Ryu’s broad understanding and perspective is essential to lead that charge,” said David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, Geisinger president and CEO. “Jaewon’s leadership enables our team to provide the right care at the right time and in the right place.”

The profiles of all the winners are featured in the February 26, 2018, print issue of Modern Healthcare and at


About Geisinger
Geisinger 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®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. 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 at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. 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 connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Dr. Jaewon Ryu
Geisinger Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jaewon Ryu

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