|Ryan Shin, MD (middle), attends a ceremony with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (right) and his family to officially appoint him to the Board of Georgia Department of Public Health.|
Ryan Shin, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Physician Program Director of Research for The Southeast Permanante Medical Group (TSPMG), has been named to the Board of the Georgia Department of Public Health. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. His appointment was announced by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s office.
At the state level, DPH functions through numerous divisions, sections, programs and offices. Locally, DPH funds and collaborates with Georgia's 159 county health departments and 18 public health districts. Through the changes, the mission has remained constant – to protect the lives of all Georgians. Today, DPH’s main functions include: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease and Immunization, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Services, Pharmacy, Nursing, Volunteer Health Care, the Office of Health Equity, Vital Records, and the State Public Health Laboratory.
Dr. Shin currently serves on various Kaiser Permanente committees, including Surgical Peer Review Committee, Systems Safety Oversight Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Research Review Committee, Service Quality Resource Management Committee, and Executive Leadership Research Advisory Committee. He also serves as content reviewer for the annual KP National Quality Conference.
Dr. Shin is a fellow for American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He received his medical degree and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Boston University. He then completed his fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery.