Ryu to become interim Geisinger CEO on Dec. 1

DANVILLE — Geisinger announced Thursday that its Board of Directors has appointed Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., as interim president and chief executive officer of Geisinger, effective Dec. 1. Ryu, who has served as executive vice president and chief medical officer since September 2016, succeeds David T. Feinberg, who is leaving Jan. 3. Feinberg will remain with Geisinger until that time.

Ryu previously served as President of Integrated Care Delivery for Humana in Louisville, Ky., where he was 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 under value-based reimbursement.

Prior to Humana, he served as the chief medical officer at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago. Ryu has also held various leadership roles at Kaiser-Permanente, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and as a White House fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is an emergency medicine physician with a license to practice in California, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and previously was an associate attorney in the Los Angeles office of the firm McDermott, Will & Emery practicing corporate health law.

Ryu currently serves as a Commission Member for The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, an independent congressional agency advising Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. He also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of MyHealthDirect, a provider of digital care coordination solutions. Ryu has previously served in advisory roles including board positions with MCCI Medical Group and JenCare, both clinic/MSO organizations managing the financing and delivery of care for Medicare Advantage members under full-risk payment models. He has also served on the board of directors of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Ryu is the recipient of several honors and achievements, including the co-author of a successful grant award of $19.5 million from CMS for a project that integrated care teams across a network of 70 practices to enhance coordination and efficiency in care delivery to chronically ill populations. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical and law degrees from The University of Chicago. Ryu completed his internship and residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.