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David Shulkin, MD    

President of Shulkin Solutions, LLC; Former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin is the Ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs having been appointed by President Trump. Secretary Shulkin previously served as Under Secretary for Health, having been appointed by President Obama and confirmed twice unanimously by the US Senate.

As Secretary, Dr. Shulkin represented the 21 million American veterans and was responsible for the nation’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,200 sites of care, serving over 9 million Veterans.

Prior to coming to VA, Secretary Shulkin was a widely respected healthcare executive having served as chief executive of leading hospitals and health systems including Beth Israel in New York City and Morristown Medical Center in Northern NJ. As an entrepreneur, Secretary Shulkin founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality and has served on boards of managed care companies, technology companies, and health care organizations.

Since leaving government, Secretary Shulkin has been the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute Distinguished Health Policy Fellow and Professor at the Jefferson University College of Population Health. He is a board-certified internist and received advanced training in outcomes research and economics as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Over his career Secretary Shulkin has been named, “One Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare.

Speech Topics

Government Expertise

Federal Sector

Understanding how government works and performs its functions is essential for companies impacted by government policies and regulations.

State and Local Governments

State and local governments are increasingly involved in the success of the function and growth of business.

Public Policy

Secretary Shulkin is a strong advocate for public policy that supports affordable and effective solutions to the country's health problems.

Social Determinants

Dr. Shulkin can address the following topics:

  • Social Determinants is a SuperPower in Improving Health Outcomes

  • Twelve Lessons for the Private Sector

  • Public Private Partnerships to Reduce Homelessness

  • Food Pharmacies, Transportation, Safe Housing, and Loneliness are Essential for Population Health

Strategic Growth: Helping Businesses Grow

Businesses with the right strategies and that fill market needs grow quickly. Having the right advisors to navigate the healthcare ecosystem is more important than ever before.

Veterans Benefits and Employment

Agent Orange, Burn Pitts, and other service related disabilities and illnesses are critical issues for veterans. Benefits for veterans is an essential part of honoring this country's commitment to those that have served.

Secretary Shulkin works with companies interested in creating work environments that are fulfilling and meaningful to veteran employees.

Behavioral Health

Topics that Dr. Shulkin can address:

  • Suicide Prevention Must Be A Public Health Priority

  • Preventing Veteran Suicide

  • Expanding Mental Health Benefits to Reduce Suicide

  • Integrating Mental Healthcare and Primary Care

  • Access to Mental Health Care & Getting Benefits to Those Who Need Care

  • Opioid Abuse

Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Shulkin can discuss The Potential of AI and AI in the Fight Against Cancer

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Improving Access to Care

Creating greater access to care and decreasing wait times is one the ways to improve quality and enhance the effectiveness of the delivery system

Topics that Dr. Shulkin can address:

  • Improved Access For Veterans

  • PTSD, Veterans, and the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Reducing Wait Times for Veterans

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