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Today’s Dream Team Scouting Report: DavidShulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs #SecretaryOfVeteransAffairs #TrumpPresidente

January 16, 2017


David Jonathon Shulkin
June 22, 1959
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Spouse(s) Merle Bari
Education Hampshire College (BS)
Drexel University (MD)

Early life and education 

  • Born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
  • He received a BS from Hampshire College in 1982, and a
  • MD degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1986;
  • Internship at Yale School of Medicine,
  • Residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center.


  • Served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
  • Also served as President of Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System accountable Care Organization.
  • 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
  • Vice Dean at Drexel University College of Medicine,
  • Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Shulkin has written 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, and numerous other professional publications.
  • Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health in July 6, 2015 under President Barack Obama

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs 

On January 11, 2017, Shulkin was selected by President-elect Trump as Secretary of Veterans Affairs pending Senate confirmation. Shulkin resigned from a private sector position with an annual salary of a $1.3 million to work in Veterans Affairs, where he’s paid $170,000 a year.

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians[9]
  • 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