Michael Suk, MD JD MPH FACS is currently Chief Physician Officer of Geisinger System Services and System Wide Chairman of the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute for the renowned Geisinger Health System based in Danville, PA. In these capacities, Dr. Suk provides clinical leadership over 12 diverse hospital platforms including 1 Level I and 3 level II trauma centers representing over 100 employed and non-employed surgeons and the shared services including facilities management and care support services including the system’s $1 BN enterprise supply chain and pharmacy division. Dr. Suk also serves as a member of Board of Directors for the Keystone Accountable Care Organization serving Central Pennsylvania. Dr. Suk is on the editorial board for several orthopaedic journals, is the author of numerous scientific articles, and is the lead author of a landmark textbook on orthopaedic outcomes measures and instruments. Dr. Suk, who is also an attorney, is frequently asked to speak on the interface between law and medicine and has received numerous awards for leadership and public service.
Dr. Suk was selected as a White House Fellow by President George W. Bush and served as Special Assistant to Secretary Gale A. Norton at the U.S. Department of the Interior. With her, he co-authored the article entitled “America’s Public Lands and Waters: Gateway to Better Health?” based on his belief that simple outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and camping on public lands and waters can serve as a gateway to a healthier lifestyle.
Dr. Suk has previouslty served on the Board of Directors of America on the Move, the American Hiking Society and the non-profit national coordinating body to develop a National Plan for Physical Activity. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Medical Political Action Committee (AMPAC) and was most recently a 2017 Baldridge Executive Fellow. Dr. Suk received a B.A. in History from Carleton College and subsequently attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the Boston University School of Law and School of Public Health.