Pre-Veterans Day Headliners Luncheon with Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Wharton Club members & their guests are invited to Headliners Luncheon at National Press Club with VA Secy., Dr. David Shulkin

  • dr-david-shulkin-vaAs Veterans Day approaches, Dr. David Shulkin, secretary of Veterans Affairs, plans to speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 6, in the Club’s Holeman Lounge.
  • Dr. Shulkin plans to discuss the effort to care for millions of America’s veterans and improve the effectiveness of the Veterans Affairs health-care system.
  • Prior to his confirmation as the ninth VA secretary on Feb. 13, Shulkin served as VA undersecretary for health for 18 months, leading the nation’s largest integrated health-care system, with more than 1,700 sites serving nearly 9 million veterans.
  • Before serving with Veterans Affairs, Shulkin held chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, chief medical officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, and chairman of medicine and vice dean at the Drexel University School of Medicine.
  • A board-certified internist, Dr. Shulkin is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and he completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and a residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. He also received advanced training in outcomes research and economics as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Dr. Shulkin has been named as one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country” by Modern Healthcare. He has also previously been named among the “One Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare.” He has been married to his wife, Dr. Merle Bari, for more than 30 years. They are the parents of two grown children.


  • VIP Reception 12:00-12:30 p.m (you will be informed if your request is granted. PREFERENCE to President's Club & Lifetime Members)
  • Lunch from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.: The speaker's remarks and Q&A from the audience.

Please call Alan Schlaifer at 301-365-8999 if you'd to be considered to attend the reception (if there is one) from 12:30-1:00 pm with the speaker. (He may only bring a few guests, so early sign up helps; preference for President's Club and Lifetime Members).
Where: National Press Club, Ballroom, 13th Floor, 14th & F Streets, N.W., just two blocks from Metro Center
Metro, Parking: Metro Center; several private garages within a few blocks.
Attire: Business
Reservations: $39/person for current Wharton Club members and their guests only. You must reserve in advance on our site. We have only a limited number of seats, so Members may purchase seats only for themselves and up to three guests, if desired. (Photo: on the Natl Press Club website,

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Monday, 11/6/17 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm | iCal


The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
529 - 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045 USA

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