David Bergman, M.D., is an associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research has been focused in the areas of practice guidelines and quality improvement, the redesign of clinical services, and the use of Web-based patient portals to treat chronic illnesses and the resulting impact on doctor–patient communication. Dr. Bergman serves as chairman of the board of the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality and is a former chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Quality Improvement. He is also a member of the executive committee for Child and Adolescent Health Measurement. Dr. Bergman remains clinically active and is actively involved in providing well-child care to children. He received an M.D. from the University of Illinois School of Medicine.