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Atul Gawande

Director, Ariadne Labs


Atul Gawande MD, MPH is a surgeon, professor, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and is professor in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation. Dr. Gawande is also Founder and Chairman of the Lifebox Foundation, a nonprofit reducing deaths in surgery globally. He is also a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine, and author of four bestselling books, most recently Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.


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