Sam Shekar, MD, MPH, FACPMAssistant Surgeon General/Rear Admiral, USPHS (Ret.)
Dr. Sam Shekar is a senior medical/public health executive with an extensive leadership record over a thirty-year career across the nation’s health sector. He is a former Chief Medical Officer with a Fortune 150 company (Northrop Grumman), where he provided strategic clinical leadership across its health portfolio, directed R&D initiatives/programs and served as a key representative to the health sector.
He is currently a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Board of Regents, the National Academy of Medicine’s Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health and the University of Michigan-School of Public Health’s Dean’s Advisory Board (co-chairing its research committee).
Dr. Shekar is a retired Assistant Surgeon General/Rear Admiral with the United States Public Health Service. He held executive medical policy positions at HRSA, NIH and CMS, where he directed programs providing healthcare to millions of Americans, advanced scientific translation programs, supported Medicare coverage and coding policy and deployed/led on PHS emergency response efforts. He completed a CDC preventive medicine residency and has an MD/MPH from the University of Michigan.