Conference Plenary Speakers


Wednesday Plenary

Humayun Javaid Chaudhry, DO, DSc (Hon), MS, MACP, MACOI
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc.

Dr. Humayun Chaudhry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) of the United States, which represents the nation’s state medical licensing boards and co-sponsors the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). In September 2016, he began a two-year term as Chair of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), which represents more than 118 member organizations from more than 48 nations. 

Dr. Chaudhry is a graduate of New York University and the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine, and earned a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He did an internship at St. Barnabas Hospital, New York, followed by an ACGME-accredited residency in Internal Medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital, New York, where he spent an additional year as Chief Medical Resident. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine from 1996-2006 and of the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine from 2006-2016.

Dr. Chaudhry spent 14 years with the United States Air Force Reserve, rising to the rank of Major and serving as a Flight Surgeon attached to the 732nd Airlift Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. Dr. Chaudhry spent two years as Health Commissioner for Suffolk County, New York, overseeing 1,300 employees and a budget of $400 million. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, and is the co-author of two books: Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine, 4th edition and Medical Licensing and Discipline in America. In 2016, Dr. Chaudhry was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in America.


Thursday Plenary 

David J. Shulkin, MD
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable David J. Shulkin was nominated by President Trump to serve as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 13, 2017. 

Prior to his confirmation as Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as VA’s Under Secretary for Health for 18 months, leading the Nation’s largest integrated health care system, with over 1,700 sites of care serving nearly nine million Veterans.

Before he began his service with VA, Dr. Shulkin held numerous chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center, and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. 

Dr. Shulkin has held numerous physician leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He has also held academic positions including Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Shulkin founded and served as Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, one of the first consumer-oriented sources of information on quality and safety in healthcare.

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.

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