Don Berwick is president, CEO, and cofounder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston. IHI is a not-for- profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care systems through education, research, and demonstration projects, and through fostering collaboration among health care organizations and their leaders. Dr. Berwick is a clinical professor of pediatrics and health care policy at Harvard Medical School. He is also a pediatrician, an associate in pediatrics at Boston's Children's Hospital, and a consultant in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. An internationally recognized expert on health care quality improvement, Dr. Berwick has published extensively in professional journals in the areas of health care policy, decision analysis, technology assessment, and health care quality management.