NAME: Don Berwick
AGE: 67; born Sept. 9, 1946
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in social relations from Harvard College, 1968. M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1972. Master's degree in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, 1972.
CAREER: Pediatrician, Boston Children's Hospital, 1975-1979; Pediatrician, Harvard Community Health Plan, 1979-1996; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, 1982-1999; Vice President for Quality of Care Management, Harvard Community Health Plan, 1985-1989; Principal Investigator, National Demonstration Project on Quality Improvement in Health Care, 1987-1991; President and CEO, Institute for HealthCare Improvement, 1991-2010; Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 1992-2003; Administrator, US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2010-2011.
FAMILY: Lives in Newton with his wife Ann; the couple has four adult children and two grandchildren.
QUOTE: "I deeply believe health care is a human right. We are the only Western democracy that hasn't made it a human right."