Dr. Donald Berwick is a former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Previously, he was President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has taught at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and practiced at three Boston area hospitals. He has also served as vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association, and chair of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Advisory Council.
Dr. Berwick served two terms on the Institute of Medicine’s governing council and participated in President Bill Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry.
Dr. Berwick is a recipient of numerous awards, including the 2002 American Hospital Association’s Award of Honor and the 2007 Heinz Award for Public Policy from the Heinz Family Foundation. In 2005, he was appointed Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire by the Queen of England in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service. He is the author or co-author of more than 160 scientific articles and four books. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.