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Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP

Vice President and Chief Health Director, IBM

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, serves as the vice president of Integrated Health Services at IBM, where he has direct global responsibilities for health, safety, medical, and health benefits design and strategy services.  Prior to joining IBM, Rhee was chief public health officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration. He also served as the director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health, where he led numerous initiatives related to health disparities, innovation, and partnerships. He was also chief medical officer of Baltimore Medical System, Inc., and served five years as a National Health Service Corps scholar and medical director at Upper Cardozo Health Center, the largest community health center in Washington, D.C.  Rhee received his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He also holds a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, with a concentration in health care policy.