Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor, Harvard T.H., Chan School of Public Health; Chair, Haven; Founder and Chair, Ariadne Labs

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health leader. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he is the founding executive director and chairman of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally, and chair of Haven, the non-profit-seeking health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and is the author of four bestselling books, most recently Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.