Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACPBenjamin K. Chu, MD, was appointed to the Geisinger Health Board of Directors in July 2020. He serves as a member of the Patient Experience, Academic Affairs and Quality Committee of the board. Dr. Chu was also appointed to the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Geisinger Affiliate Boards and Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options Inc., and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company Board of Directors in 2021.
A leader in creating patient-centered, integrated healthcare reforms, Dr. Chu advises clients on building collaborative partnership relationships, with a focus on quality, service and operational outcomes. Dr. Chu’s experience encompasses direct patient care, population health, public policy and reform, medical education, health system administration, health insurance, culture change and leadership development.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Chu led major health systems in Houston, southern California and New York City. In those roles, he established, expanded and solidified relationships with medical schools; led efforts to reorganize and streamline administrative functions; and implemented programs and processes to improve patient access to high-quality healthcare services.
A physician and public policy advocate, Dr. Chu serves organizations committed to advocacy for access to high-quality patient-centered care. He is a former chair of the board of directors of The Commonwealth Fund and sits on the board of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He previously served on the advisory committee to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2015, Dr. Chu was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. He has also served as the past chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and on the board of The Joint Commission.
His background includes work in medical education at both the policy and training levels. He was an associate dean at two of New York’s top medical schools and held academic appointments at medical schools in New York and Houston.
Dr. Chu earned his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, a Doctor of Medicine from New York University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health.
Dr. Chu and his wife, the artist Donna Moylan, live in New York. They have three sons and three granddaughters.
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