May 23, 2017
Dr. Alaigh Designated as Acting VA Under Secretary for Health
On Friday, May 19, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to designate Poonam Alaigh, M.D., to serve as the Acting Under Secretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
She has served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Health and the executive sponsor of the MyVA Access Initiative. Dr. Alaigh also previously worked as the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Senior Services of New Jersey, as the Executive Medical Director at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and as National Medical Director for GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Alaigh completed her residency in internal medicine along with a Masters in Health Care Policy and Management at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY.