Plenary Panel Discussion: Leaders in Healthcare

Saturday, August 12, 2017

This panel includes the top local Korean American executives and policy makers in Healthcare.  Hear about what is on the horizon in this ever changing industry.  How are local hospitals and doctors coping with rising costs and shrinking reimbursements?  What potential challenges do they face as a result of the recent Presidential election?  How is consolidation changing the healthcare industry locally?

The global healthcare industry is at a turning point.  The rise of personalized medicine, fundamental change in how healthcare is paid for, an explosion of data and the transformation of the industry into a “global game” are just some of the most powerful forces roiling the landscape.  At the same time, dramatic advances in artificial intelligence means that big data and so-called “deep learning” offer the potential of unprecedented insight and market power for those who figure out how to harness these tools.

Moderator: Max Han – Manager at Accenture

Max Han is a Manager at Accenture.  Max works as a Software Architect and IT Manager for Government clients.  Prior to Accenture, Max has worked for other large Government Contractors such as SAIC and Deloitte.  In addition to his Public Sector experience, Max has worked in the Healthcare, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Insurance, Media and Technology domains.  Max graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from NYU, a MBA from the University of Maryland and is pursuing a MS in Finance at Johns Hopkins University.  Aside from his professional career, Max runs a website and organizes forums for New York Seoul.  New York Seoul is a large network of Korean American professionals dedicated to promoting the advancement of Korean Americans in the U.S. through networking, education and mentorship.



Dr. Jennifer Lee, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Dr. Lee serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services in the Veterans Health Administration and Senior Advisor to the Secretary.  In this position, Dr. Lee provides guidance to the Secretary and Under Secretary for health on a broad array of matters related to health policy, the VA’s health care delivery programs and key strategic initiatives.  She also provides leadership for various programs and services within the Veterans Health Administration, including research, innovation, technology and partnerships. Prior to coming to the VA, Dr. Lee served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources, where she led the Governor’s bioscience initiative and helped push through legislation to combat opioid addiction in Virginia.  Previously, Dr. Lee has served as a White House Fellow, as a health policy fellow on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and as a Policy Research Scholar at George Washington University.  Dr. Lee received her bachelor’s in biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed her residency in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She is board-certified and practicing Emergency Medicine physician.

Dr.  Seong K Mun,  President and CEO of Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA)

Seong K. Mun, PhD is founding President and CEO of Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), a not-for-profit organization established by the US Department of Veterans Affairs promoting open source innovation in health IT. He is also a professor and director of Arlington Innovation Center: Health Research of Virginia Tech. He holds adjunct professor appointments Georgetown University School of Nursing. During the 1990’s and 2000’s, Dr. Mun was Professor of Radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center, and directed visionary research programs in filmless radiology (a.k.a. PACS), teleradiology, telemedicine, health informatics, medical robotics and global disease surveillance. He also served an Associate Vice President at Georgetown, managing congressional relations. In the 80’s, at Columbia University in New York his team built one of the first clinical MRI systems in the world. He was an executive member of KSEA in 80’s.


Dr. Ryung Suh, MD, MPP, MBA, MPH, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration

Ryung Suh, MD, MPP, MBA, MPH, serves as Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University.  He previously served as a Senior Fellow for the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago and on the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  Dr. Suh has over twenty-three years of private sector experience as a health care consultant, research scholar, and physician executive and served for twenty-six years in the U.S. Army as an infantry and medical corps officer with a diverse set of operational, special operations, and military health system responsibilities.

At Georgetown, Dr. Suh oversees an undergraduate health care management and policy program, two master of science programs in health systems administration, a strategic innovations group, and various initiatives focused on improving health and health care.  He teaches on health policy, business innovations in health care, management systems, biotechnology management, health care consulting, and other topics.  He has led management consulting and research firms that provide strategic advisory services; program development, management, and evaluation; and scientific and technical consulting services to government agencies and private sector organizations and brings that practitioner perspective as well to the classroom.

Dr. Suh is board-certified in occupational medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (FACPM) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM).  He served as the National President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP), on the Board of Regents for the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), on the Board of Directors for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and as an advisor for the American Medical Association Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel Advisory Committee, as well as various leadership positions within other professional organizations and medical specialty societies.

Dr. Suh 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.  He is a combat veteran who has deployed to multiple overseas locations to include service as Task Force Surgeon during Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.  His military qualifications include airborne, ranger, jumpmaster, and flight surgeon.