Ryung Suh is the Chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration and teaches on Health Policy, Health Systems Administration, Biotechnology Management, Health Care Consulting, Management Systems, Veterans Health, and Innovations in Health Care. He served for over twenty years on active duty as an infantry and medical corps officer with a diverse set of operational, special operations, and military health system responsibilities. He has over twenty years of private sector experience as a health care consultant, research scholar, and physician executive and has been teaching at Georgetown since 2003.
He 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 serves on the Board of Regents for the American College of Preventive Medicine, on the Board of Directors and as Immediate Past President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP), on the Board of Directors of National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and on the American Medical Association Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel Advisory Committee and the Commission to End Health Care Disparities, as well as various leadership positions within other professional organizations and medical specialty societies.
He is a combat veteran who has deployed to multiple overseas locations to include service as a task force surgeon during Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He has served as a flight surgeon with the First Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Joint Task Force Bravo, as well as command surgeon of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. His military qualifications include airborne, ranger, jumpmaster, and flight surgeon. He also served in the US Army Reserve (USAR), as Detachment Surgeon for the USAR Consequence Management Unit, dealing with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.