Appointed an international visiting fellow at the Fund in October 2015, Don will contribute to the Fund’s broader work to improve health and care in the NHS.
Don will also be working widely with governmental and non-governmental organisations in addition to The King’s Fund throughout England as appropriate as part of his efforts in support of improvement of care, outcomes, and costs within the NHS in England.
A paediatrician by background, Don was for 19 years the founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In 2010, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (the federal agency overseeing Medicare and Medicaid), a position that he held until December 2011. He has served on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.
In 2013 he carried out a review of patient safety in the NHS on behalf of Prime Minister David Cameron. Recognised as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement, Don has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific articles and six books.