Trump Announces David Shulkin As Pick For Secretary Of Veterans Affairs


President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to nominate David Shulkin to be his secretary of veterans affairs.

Shulkin is currently the under secretary for health at the VA, where he runs the Veterans Health Administration. He was nominated for that position by President Barack Obama in March 2015, and confirmed by the Senate that June.

Shulkin, who is a physician, was the chief executive or chief medical officer of several hospitals and hospital systems. He’s also an entrepreneur who founded a healthcare information company called DoctorQuality.