Atul Gawande

Professor, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School; Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Executive Director, Ariadne Labs; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande is a professor in the Health Policy and Management Department at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is executive director of Ariadne Labs, a center for health-system innovation, and chairs Lifebox, a nonprofit making surgery safer globally. A New Yorker staff writer since 1998, Gawande has written four best-sellers: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and most recently, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He’s won two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Award for science writing.

Videos/Audio of Atul Gawande

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