Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded and led for 18 years. From July, 2010, to December, 2011, he served as President Obama’s appointee as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. His numerous awards include the 2007 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research and the 2007 Heinz Award for Public Policy. In 2005, he was appointed Honourary Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. He has authored or co-authored over 160 scientific articles and six books.