Dr Kyu Rhee

Vice President and Chief Health Officer, IBM Corporation and IBM Watson Health

Dr. Rhee serves as Chief Health Officer of IBM, where he has global responsibilities for Watson Health and assuring a Culture of Health at IBM. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Rhee was Chief Public Health Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.  Dr. Rhee also served as Director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the primary federal agency for research. Prior to his federal government service, he worked in community health settings as the Chief Medical Officer of Baltimore Medical System Inc., the largest network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Maryland. In addition, Dr. Rhee 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, DC.  Dr. Rhee was a Chief Resident and performed his medical residency training in both internal medicine and paediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Rhee 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. He acquired his Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.