President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
He has also served as Vice Chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first "Independent Member" of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He served two terms on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Governing Council, was a member of the IOM's Global Health Board, and served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Recognized as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement, Dr. Berwick has received numerous awards for his contributions. In 2005, he was appointed "Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire" by the Queen of England in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service. Dr. Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles and six books. He also serves as Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.
Chairman, CEO & President
Mark T. Bertolini is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, a Fortune 100 diversified health care benefits company with more than $47.2 billion in 2013 revenue. Aetna serves an estimated 44 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and has operations in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Recognized as an accessible, forward-thinking and solutions-oriented leader, Mr. Bertolini is actively engaged in the national dialogue on health care reform, meeting regularly with state and federal policymakers to advocate for measures that increase access, lower costs and improve quality of health care. He is a strong advocate of market-based solutions, the expansion and use of health information technology, and the sustainability of the employer-based system.
Mr. Bertolini holds an undergraduate degree in business administration/finance from Wayne State University and a MBA in finance from Cornell University. Mark T. Bertolini is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, a Fortune 100 diversified health care benefits company with more than $47.2 billion in 2013 revenue. Aetna serves an estimated 44 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and has operations in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Chairman & Founder
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals
A cardiac surgeon of repute, a successful entrepreneur, Dr Shetty heads Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals. Dr. Shetty is a highly respected luminary for his ingenious ideas for reforms in healthcare sector. His visionary leadership to make quality healthcare accessible for all has drawn global recognition.
Treading the path of economies of scale to bring down the cost of healthcare delivery, Narayana Hrudayalaya has been an interesting case study for the likes of Harvard and The Wall Street Journal.
In association with Government of Karnataka, Dr. Shetty pioneered Yashaswini, a very inexpensive micro health insurance scheme benefitting more than 3.4 milliion rural poor.
Dr. Shetty has also served as member Board of Governors of Medical Council of India and is invited by the Governments of Karnataka and India for discussions on healthcare policies and planning.
Dr. Shetty is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, The Economist Innovation Award, Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year.
Dr. Shetty held positions in BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata and Manipal Heart Foundation, Bangalore before becoming the Founder, Chairman and Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Hrudayalaya Group of Hospitals.