Overall, Modern Physician did a very nice and interesting job with its first list of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives, however, I see one glaring omission. Donald Berwick, M.D., of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is the No. 1 leader in quality improvement. Queen Elizabeth II of England has appointed him an honorary Knight Commander for his contributions to the British Health Service, which are small in comparison to his impact in the U.S.
Joseph Scherger, M.D., clinical professor, University of California-San Diego School of Medicine