Dr. Donald M. Berwick served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry and later as the Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid under President Obama.
Having started his career as a Harvard-educated pediatrician and expert on medical policy, Dr. Berwick left the daily practice of medicine in 1989 to launch the Institute For Healthcare Improvement, an organization that now collaborates with hospitals and institutions around the world. He continues to serve on many committees, including as Vice Chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force and the first "independent member" of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
In addition to serving for two terms on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Governing Council and member of the IOM's Global Health Board, Dr. Berwick has done extensive work with the Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles and six books, he currently serves as Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. In 2014 he also was a Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts