Atul Gawande, MD, MPH
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA

About Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Gawande’s leadership positions include serving as the Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation. He is also Chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally.

Dr. Gawande received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, after which he earned his Master of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

His research interests have focused on problems at the intersection of surgery and public health, such as error in surgery, performance and safety in the operating room, and medical malpractice.

Dr. Gawande shares his expertise as a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written 4 The New York Times best sellers: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Dr. Gawande has earned numerous awards and honors, including AcademyHealth’s HSR Impact Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Award for science writing.

Articles Reviewed by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Has the Affordable Care Act Improved Health in the United States?

The debate over the Affordable Care Act raises the question of whether increasing access to health insurance in the US leads to better health.

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