Geisinger names new president, CEO

Jaewon Ryu, M.D., succeeds David Feinberg, M.D., who left Geisinger earlier this year to assume a leadership role at Google. (Geisinger)

Geisinger named Jaewon Ryu, M.D., its president and CEO.

He will officially assume the role July 1 after serving as interim president and CEO since November. He was formerly chief medical officer.

Ryu succeeds David Feinberg, M.D., who left Geisinger earlier this year to assume a leadership role at Google. 

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Jaewon Ryu
Jaewon Ryu (Geisinger)

Geisinger is made up of a 13-hospital health system with more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger School of Medicine.

"Dr. Ryu has a strong understanding of the Geisinger organization, in addition to broad clinical and management expertise," board Chairman John Bravman, Ph.D., said in a statement. "In his recent roles as Chief Medical Officer and as interim CEO, Dr. Ryu has fostered a culture at Geisinger that pushes us to bring the most innovative care to our patients and communities. He has driven tremendous progress here, and we are confident he will continue to do an excellent job leading our path forward.”

Ryu also formerly served as president of integrated care delivery for Humana as well as Transcend, a management services organization assisting affiliated practices to adopt population health under value-based reimbursement.

He also previously served as the chief medical officer at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System in Chicago and has held various leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and as a White House Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ryu is an emergency medicine physician with a license to practice in Pennsylvania and California and serves as a diplomate on the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

“I am honored by this appointment and feel blessed to lead an organization that is making better health easier for our patients, members and communities,” Ryu said in a statement. “The country looks to Geisinger as a leader in bringing world-class care and coverage to everyone we serve. I am incredibly proud of the progress we are driving in expanding our value-based care model. Geisinger has a bright future ahead, and I am committed to building upon our legacy working with our dedicated and talented physicians and staff.”