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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.

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Dr. Jaewon Ryu
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