Benjamin Jeongwon Ryu, MD
Dr. Benjamin Ryu is the CEO and founder of Healcerion. Founded in 2012 in South Korea, Healcerion produces SONON, a portable ultrasound device compatible with iOS and Android technology. Dr. Ryu founded Healcerion with a vision to create devices that make healthcare more accessible to patients around the world.
Dr. Ryu’s diverse experiences have laid the foundation for his later work. Prior to founding Healcerion, Dr. Ryu attended NASA’s Aero-Astro Medicine program at the University of Texas, after participating in the Korean Astronaut Candidate Contest in April 2006. Before enrolling in medical school, Dr. Ryu served as the Chief Technology Officer of IT Magic from 2003 to 2009. At IT Magic, he worked to develop voice recognition technology, which piqued his interest in how signals are transmitted in the body and inspired him to explore medicine. With an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering, Dr. Ryu began his career working as an engineer with a focus on digital media storage devices, even founding a company called Digigen in 2001.
Dr. Ryu earned his B.S. in Physics and Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University in 2001 and his Medical Degree from Gachon Medical School in 2009. While maintaining his work for Healcerion, Dr. Ryu is currently pursuing his PhD in Neuroscience at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).