A Conversation with Surgeon, Author, and Researcher Atul Gawande

In a wide-ranging interview with PBS anchor Judy Woodruff, best-selling author Atul Gawande explores some of the most pressing issues in health and medicine today. Informed by his experiences as a practicing physician and a lucid staff writer for The New Yorker, Gawande brings a deeply humanist perspective to topics such as making surgery safer across the globe, how health systems can innovate, and what really matters as death approaches.

Festival: Spotlight Health 2018

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