Dr. David Shulkin

About Dr. Shulkin

The Honorable David J. Shulkin, M.D. was nominated by President Trump to serve as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on February 13, 2017,  leading the Nation’s largest integrated health care system, with over 1,700 sites of care serving nearly nine million Veterans. Previously, Dr. Shulkin served under President Obama as the VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Before he began his service with VA, Dr. Shulkin held many prominent chief executive roles, including CEO duties for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Morristown Medical Center, and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He held numerous physician leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer of Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, and was Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine.