Ryung 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 Ryung 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. Ryung 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. Most recently, he served as Director of the Policy and Planning Group for the VA Veterans Health Administration, Office of Rural Health, managing national policy and programmatic initiatives for our nation's veterans.
Ryung has held leadership positions for a broad range of health professional organizations and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an associate member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has served as an advisor and consultant to the World Health Organization, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Bureau of Health Professions, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other public and private organizations. Ryung 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.
Ryung is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine. He graduated from the United States Military Academy and completed his medical, public policy, and management studies at Georgetown University. His military qualifications include airborne, ranger, and static line jumpmaster; and he holds a Secret clearance, with Top Secret/SCI clearance pending.
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