Obama appoints Donald Berwick head of Medicare and Medicaid

July 7, 2010 — President Obama appointed Donald M. Berwick, a professor at Harvard Medical School who has a secondary appointment in the HSPH Department of Health Policy and Management, as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency runs health programs insuring nearly one-third of all Americans. Berwick was nominated in April 2010 and will work on implementing President Obama’s health care reform legislation.