Atul Gawande


Atul Gawande

Talk: Better

Atul Gawande discusses his latest book, "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance." Dr. Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and was named a MacArthur fellow in 2006.

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the School of Public Health. He is also Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation. He's been a staff writer for the New York Times since 1998.

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

The struggle to perform well is universal, but nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.

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