Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health

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The Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health is a position in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The Undersecretary is the highest official directly responsible for the largest agency within the department, the Veterans Health Administration, commonly called the 'VA'. The position has been frequently held by a licensed physician.

Before 1992, the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health was known as the Chief Medical Director of Veterans Health.

Dr. Robert Petzel was sworn in on February 18th, 2010,[1] and resigned, on 16 May 2014, amid criticism of long appointment waits, treatment delays, and falsification of records.[2]

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