|Regent At-Large: Suh|
Ryung Suh, MD, MPP, MBA, MPH, FACPM is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for Atlas Research. Dr. Suh has over eighteen years of private sector experience as a health care consultant, policy analyst, and research scholar and has served for over twenty years as an infantry and medical corps officer with a diverse set of operational, special operations, and military health system responsibilities. He brings a wealth of public and private sector health systems management experience, along with a proven reputation as a valued strategic advisor. Dr. Suh holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and has served as a Senior Fellow for NORC at the University of Chicago.
He has held leadership positions for a broad range of health professional organizations and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and an associate member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He has served as an advisor and consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other public and private organizations. He has directed life sciences consulting practices focused on strategic reimbursement and on health economics for commercial clients focused on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologics and has served on the CPT Editorial Panel Advisory Committee, addressing coding issues for health care reimbursement. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) and on the Board of Directors of the National Commission on Correction Health Care (NCCHC).
Dr. Suh is a combat veteran who has deployed to multiple overseas locations throughout the Middle East, Southeast and East Asia and Central America. He served as a battalion surgeon with 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), a flight surgeon with Joint Task Force Bravo, and a task force surgeon with 10th Mountain Division supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He managed a joint Deployment Health Center and served as Command Surgeon of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, with oversight over a global occupational health program and medical authority for highly sensitive nuclear, chemical, and radiological surety and medical surveillance programs. He served as the National Capital Region Flight Surgeon, managing aviation medicine services for five military commands, and as Chief of Physical Examinations for the DeWitt Health Care Network, overseeing the medical transition of active duty service members into the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system. He currently serves as Detachment Surgeon of the US Army Reserve Consequence Management Unit, dealing with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.
He is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM) and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). He graduated from the United States Military Academy and completed his medical, public policy, and management studies at Georgetown University, with additional studies at the Yonsei University School of International Studies and Trinity College, Oxford University. His military qualifications include airborne, ranger, and static line jumpmaster; and he holds a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance.