David Scheiner (born 1938) is an American physician and activist, noted for his efforts in advocating for single-payer health care in the United States. He was United States President Barack Obama's personal physician from 1987 till 2008 while he was based in Chicago, and is a leading member of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP).
Education and practice
Scheiner graduated from Princeton University and gained his M.D. degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, subsequent to which he practiced internal medicine in Chicago for over 40 years with Hyde Park Associates, where his partner was Quentin Young, who had been personal physician to Martin Luther King Jr. and has also similarly been instrumental in advocating single-payer health care. He practiced in Hyde Park and worked for University of Chicago Hospitals and Rush University Medical Center. He retired in 2014.
Advocacy for health care
Scheiner has been a