President-elect Trump picks VA lead

Jan. 11, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has selected David Shulkin, MD, to serve as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shulkin ― trained in internal medicine ― was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2015 to serve as the undersecretary of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.

In previous media interviews, Dr. Shulkin has indicated that he is in favor of offering a mixed care model for veterans ― where the VA would provide services such as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and the private sector would offer veterans other services such as obstetrics and gynecology.