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Julie Byerley

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine appoints executive vice president and chief academic officer
October 08, 2021
Julie Byerley
DANVILLE, Pa., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Geisinger announced that Julie Byerley, M.D., M.P.H., will serve as the new president and dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), executive vice president and chief academic officer, effective January 1, 2022. She succeeds Steven Scheinman, M.D., who has served as the president and dean of the college since 2012. Scheinman is set to retire at the end of this year.

"I am thrilled to announce Julie Byerley as our school's next president and dean," said Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., president and CEO of Geisinger. "In addition to being a highly respected leader in education and her many career accomplishments, Dr. Byerley's passion for academic excellence, research, and teaching will be critical to helping us realize our vision: to make better health easier for the communities we serve. We couldn't be more excited to have her join our team and lead GCSOM into the future."

"We're confident Dr. Byerley will work to assure the quality of GCSOM's educational programs and accreditation that will not only ground students with the very best in healthcare education, research and innovation, but will instill her passion for patient outcomes that will ultimately benefit our communities for generations to follow," said Virginia McGregor, chair of the GCSOM board. "We want to thank Dr. Scheinman for his leadership throughout the years and vision in growing GCSOM from a small community institution into the nationally respected medical school it is today. We look forward to working with Dr. Byerley to continue this tradition of excellence at GCSOM and to build upon the foundation that Dr. Scheinman helped us establish."

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"I'm honored and ecstatic to be joining as the new president and dean of GCSOM and Geisinger's chief academic officer," said Dr. Byerley. "The school has a well-known national reputation for being innovative, community centric and patient focused while providing hands-on education and training that prepares students for careers in healthcare. And our research institution has long been recognized as one of the most groundbreaking teams in medicine utilizing population and patient-based data. I am eager to serve and work closely with students, staff, researchers and faculty to further the success of the school, our research environment and all of the academic and training programs that we offer to make better health easier for everyone our students, alumni and researchers will impact throughout their careers."

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