Press Releases / November 02, 2012

Drs. Berwick, Chernew and Holtz-Eakin Join Advisory Board

Washington, DC – November 2, 2012 - The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has recently welcomed three distinguished health policy experts to its Advisory Board:

  • Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP was the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama. Previously, he was the founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and a professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berwick is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and is internationally recognized as a champion of health care quality and improvement.
  • Michael Chernew, PhD is a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and a leading researcher on efforts to control health spending growth. He is Vice Chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisors. He is also an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and he served on the IOM’s Committee on Determination of Essential Health Benefits.
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, PhD is the President of the American Action Forum and an influential economic policy strategist. He served as Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush and later as the Director of the Congressional Budget Office. He was also the chief economic policy advisor to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

These latest additions to the NIHCM Foundation Advisory Board join a strong group of thought leaders that includes James Capretta, Senator Bill Frist, Paul Ginsburg, Robert Kocher, Mark McClellan, Uwe Reinhardt, Robert Reischauer and James Robinson.

“NIHCM’s Advisory Board has to be one of the best assemblies of health policy minds in the country,” said NIHCM Foundation President and CEO Nancy Chockley. “It’s a real honor to work with such an outstanding group of experts who represent all sides of the health care debate.”


NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the U.S. health care system. The Foundation conducts research and educational activities and fosters dialogue between public and private stakeholders on a range of health care issues.


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