He appointed a swamp monster to drain the swamp? Not cool, especially for all that tough talk about doing the right thing for our vets.
Vets will continue to suffer because Trump picked an Obama flunkie as a fig leaf to the democrats. Veterans should be outraged over this nonsense.
If you’re going to get upset about swamp monsters, i’d start with the goldman sachs guy at treasury first. as important as VA is, it’s small potatoes compared to what treasury can/will do.
Is there ANY chance that as “under secretary” he didn’t have the power to make real change and now will?
I’m not a vet and I would work day and night to make their lives better if I worked for the VA.
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).