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Who is David Shulkin? 3 things to know about the secretary of Veterans Affairs

David Shulkin is the 9. secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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David Shulkin is the 9. secretary of Veterans Affairs and member of the President Trump the Cabinet.

The 58-year-old took office in Feb. 13, 2017 and the first non-veterans with the leadership of the Department, according to NPR.

Read it to know more for a look at three things, Shulkin.

He is a holdover from the Obama administration

In 2015, the former President Barack Obama will Shulkin typed under Secretary for health at the VA.

After his confirmation by the Senate, he served in this role for 18 months, “which serve the nation’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, almost nine million veterans,” according to his official Veterans Affairs biography.

Now, as Secretary-General, Shulkin, the entire $oversees 177 billion Agency, according to the Military times.

He is a doctor

Shulkin received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, according to his biography. Later, he became a medical internship at Yale University, and then a resident at the University of Pittsburgh.

Before working in the Department of veterans Affairs, Shulkin, chief medical officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University hospital and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, his biography States.

He was also the President and CEO of the New York Beth Israel Medical Center from 2005 to 2009, according to ABC News.

Shulkin crossed medicine with business, when he founded doctor quality, “one of the first consumer-oriented sources of information on quality and safety in health care,” according to his biography.

In addition, Shulkin Mrs. Merle Bari, with whom he has two children, is a dermatologist in Philadelphia.

He comes from a military family

Shulkin may not be a veteran, but he comes from a military family.

He was born on a military base in Illinois, and his father, an army physiatrist, according to the Military times. Both of his grandfathers served during the first world war, one of them is also the chief pharmacist at the VA in Madison, Wisconsin.

Originally from a military family, “made me more aware of the psychological and medical needs of those people in our country,” Shulkin served said during his 2015 hearing, according to the Military times.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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