Skip to comments.Donald Trump Announces David Shulkin As VA Secretary (Obama appointee)
Posted on 01/11/2017 8:54:12 AM PST by NKP_Vet
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick for VA Secretary, the final missing piece of his cabinet. Trump has picked David Shulkin, the current Under Secretary for Health for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
If Shulkin is confirmed, he will be the first non-veteran to serve as VA Secretary. Shulkin has served as undersecretary since June 2015. He was previously was the chief executive of many hospital systems.
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He used to be the President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He also served as President of Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System accountable Care Organization. He received a BA from Hampshire College in 1982, and a MD degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1986; he then did his internship at Yale School of Medicine, and his residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center.
He has been Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.
His other academic positions have included Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University College of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Shulkin has been the editor of Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and Hospital Physician, and has been on the editorial boards of several journals, including Journal of the American Medical Association. He founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, Inc a consumer-oriented information service.
On January 11, 2017, Shulkin was selected by President-elect Trump as Secretary of Veterans Affairs pending Senate confirmation.
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute in Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
National Health Policy Fellow, U.S. Senate Committee on Aging
Named one of the country’s top Health care leaders for the next century by Modern Healthcare,
Ranked as International Leader in Health Care Award by the Healthcare Forum.
Named One of the Hundred Most Powerful in Healthcare (ranked #86) by Modern Healthcare (2008).
I cannot imagine an obama appointee worthy of this position
Could it be a precursor to privatising the VA. This has been alluded to Trump thinking on the matter. This jerk with his background might be a good choice if this is the case.
Still, I have to agree that it is a disappointment.
Republicans may vote this one down in congress. Trump better have another pick in his back pocket ready to go. Better yet once Trump gets an ear-full he may back out. We’ll see.
I heard his top pick was Fred Ziffel.
“Not a veteran. I dont think that will go over very well.”
It does not go over well with this one.
RFK Jr. as Vaccine Czar
“Republicans may vote this one down in congress.”
Why? Obama Appointees always pass with flying colors. Why stop now?
“RFK Jr. as Vaccine Czar”
Keep spreading that fake news. He met with Gore too so I guess Gore is almost his Climate Czar.
I have no clue what the play is, but perhaps this is a way to shut down the VA and replace it along with all its staff.
Maybe he needs someone in a visible position who he can fire?
Just some guesses.
Why wasn’t Scott Brown considered? I thought he actually wanted the position.
The guy is a hospital administrator from the private sector. He knows and understands budgets, personnel and how “private” hospitals run. If you want to move away from a government run entity who better than someone who is a private sector admin who got to see the fustercluck going on in the VA?
It’s a good choice. Trump knows what he is looking for.
Isn't that some of what we've all been looking for in the VA?
Trump has made exclusive promises with respect to the receipt and care of our vets. I'm willing to trust this call. If it doesn't fly, then I expect hell itself to come forward.
He really would have been good. Not sure what happened.
Any Obama appointee is a very liberal pro abortion, sodomite-loving democrat. Trump could have left the toothpaste salesman in charge until he found a qualified republican nominee. But he plays politics with vets by trying to make the dems happy by doing nothing about the VA mess.
Yeah, since the veterans who have been in charge have done such a great job.
“Trump had called and offered him the job and he had accepted.”
What are you calling “fake”?
I’m a veteran..I say we wait and see what this guy does...Trump must’ve had good reasons for this move...If he doesn’t work out, can his azz...
I think the prudent course of action would be to wait and see how this turd works out. I’ve got a lot of faith in Trump’s judgement and instincts.
Hope you’re wrong, but we’ll see.
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