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Dr. Jaewon Ryu to serve on Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the U.S. Government Accountability Office has announced.

Established in 1997, MedPAC is an independent agency legislatively tasked to advise the U.S. Congress on payment and other policies governing health plans and providers serving Medicare beneficiaries.

“I appreciate this opportunity to serve in this capacity and look forward to working with others on the Commission,” said Dr. Ryu. 

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 has also held various leadership roles at Kaiser-Permanente, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and as White House Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Comptroller General of the United States, Gene L. Dodaro is responsible for naming new commission members. “MedPAC provides valuable insight and advice to Congress on myriad Medicare issues,” Dodaro said. “I was heartened by the number of highly-qualified applicants who expressed interest in joining the Commission.”

The other new appointees are:

  • Karen DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Dell Medical School, University of Texas
  • Marjorie Ginsburg, BSN, MPH, Sacramento, CA
  • Jonathan Jaffery, M.D., MS, MMM, Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Jonathan Perlin, M.D., J.D., President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer of HCA Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee 

Dr. Ryu’s term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is set to expire in April 2021.

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.

Dr. Jaewon Ryu
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