Julie Byerley, MD, MPH
President and Dean, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Geisinger
Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, is president and dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, executive vice president and chief academic officer.
As president and dean, Dr. Byerley provides leadership that fosters excellence, innovation and a focus on learners, patients and the promotion of health. Her focus is to maintain the school as an industry leader and model its community service mission.
As chief academic officer, Dr. Byerley oversees the management of educational experiences for learners throughout Geisinger, including graduate medical education, nursing, pharmacy, advanced practitioners and other health professions.
She also oversees Geisinger’s world-renowned research environment that includes more than 50 full-time research faculty and more than 30 clinician investigators responsible for groundbreaking medical advancements such as the MyCode Community Health Initiative. Geisinger’s research expertise spans precision health, genomics, informatics, data science, implementation science, outcomes research, health services research, bioethics and participation in hundreds of clinical trials each year.
Dr. Byerley previously served as vice dean for academic affairs at UNC School of Medicine, where she oversaw the school’s educational enterprise and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development.
Dr. Byerley earned her bachelor’s degree in physics and a teaching certificate from Rhodes College and attended medical school at Duke University. She completed her pediatrics residency and chief residency at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she also earned a master’s degree in public health with a focus on maternal and child health.