ROCK HILL, South Carolina, June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 3D systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced the appointment of David J. Shulkin, MD, former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to the company’s newly created Medical Advisory Board (MAB). MAB’s primary mission is to provide strategic information, advice and recommendations for the company’s growing efforts in regenerative medicine.
As one of the nation’s most respected experts in healthcare management, Secretary Shulkin is widely recognized as a visionary leader in patient-centered care. His passion and expertise led to his first appointment as the first Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and then as President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.
As a testament to his leadership and vision, Dr. Shulkin was appointed in 2015 by President Barack Obama to serve as Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for Health at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Recognizing Dr. Shulkin’s leadership abilities, he was nominated in 2017 by President Donald Trump to become the ninth U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed by the Senate 100-0, becoming the highest ranking government official to serve under Presidents Obama and Trump. During his tenure, Secretary Shulkin worked to transform and modernize the VA healthcare system, the government’s second-largest organization with more than 350,000 employees and 1,700 facilities nationwide. Since leaving the VA, Secretary Shulkin has continued his distinguished career as a leading advocate for patient-centered care and the continued transformation of health care to improve quality and accessibility for all. in need. He is the author of three books and the recipient of numerous awards for professional excellence, including his nomination as one of the 100 most influential leaders in healthcare by Modern healthcare.
Commenting on Dr. Shulkin’s appointment, Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President and CEO of 3D Systems, said, “We are extremely pleased with Secretary Shulkin’s willingness to join our new Medical Advisory Board. His vast experience and expertise will be invaluable in guiding our efforts, not only in the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine, but also in the continued expansion of our existing Healthcare Solutions business, which primarily focuses on applications dental and orthopedic for 3D printing. .”
In recognition of his appointment, Secretary Shulkin said, “3D Systems is a recognized leader in applying 3D printing technology to address some of the most challenging areas of medicine today. The capability offered by their technology for mass customization of patient-specific solutions, ranging from orthopedic indications to the emerging field of regenerative medicine, is truly exceptional. I am honored and delighted to be an advisor to the company as it continues to progress in all of these areas. »
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Over 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance and reliability to every interaction – enabling our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Through our unique offering of hardware, software, materials and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who work with customers to transform the way they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions serve a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace and defense, automotive, and durable goods. More information about the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.