David Shulkin nominated to head the Department of Veterans Affairs
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated David Shulkin to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Shulkin is the VA’s current undersecretary for health, a position in which he has overseen more than 1,700 health care sites across the United States. Shulkin is a board-certified internist, and was the chief executive or chief medical officer of several hospitals and hospital systems. Shulkin’s nomination will require Senate confirmation, and if confirmed by the Senate, he will become the first non-veteran to oversee the department.