On April 19, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Dr. David Berwick to be the new Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Berwick is currently the President and CEO of the Insitute for Healthcare Improvement, and is a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. In addition to being a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Berwick also holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he graduated cum laude.
“Dr. Berwick has dedicated his career to improving outcomes for patients and providing better care at lower cost,” President Obama said. “That’s one of the core missions facing our next CMS Administrator, and I’m confident that Don will be an outstanding leader for the agency and the millions of Americans it serves.”