March 20, 2015
Dr. Shulkin to be Nominated as Next VA Under Secretary for Health
On Wednesday, March 18, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate David Shulkin, M.D., to serve as the next Under Secretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Dr. Shulkin would succeed Carolyn Clancy, M.D., who has served as Interim Undersecretary for Health since June 2014.
President of Morristown Medical Center since 2010, Dr. Shulkin has served concurrently as President of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and as Vice President of Atlantic Health. Prior to Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Shulkin was President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and Chief Medical Officer of Temple University Hospital. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Shulkin served as both Chief Medical Officer of the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital and Chief Quality Officer of Drexel University School of medicine. He has also served as Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, Inc., Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Director of Clinical Outcome Assessment and Quality Management at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shulkin received a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. His full C.V. can be viewed here.
Following President Obama’s nomination, Dr. Shulkin will require Senate confirmation for this position.