The staff and volunteer leaders of the Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) mourn the passing of Samuel Nussbaum, MD, on September 23, 2021. Dr. Nussbaum chaired the IVI Board of Directors since 2019 and was involved in IVI’s founding in 2016.

A brilliant and caring endocrinologist and teacher, Dr. Nussbaum was a longtime leader of efforts to improve health care quality and access, both locally and nationally. Transforming health systems and research enterprises to be truly patient-centered was one of his passions. A consummate leader and convener, his warmth, inclusiveness, and thoughtful positivity were instrumental in bringing diverse stakeholders to the table to advance often challenging conversations.

Dr. Nussbaum gave his time and expertise generously, and his visionary leadership was instrumental to launching IVI and creating the thriving organization it is today. We extend our deepest sympathies to Dr. Nussbaum’s family during this sad time.