Dr. Atul Gawande on the coronavirus crisis in India
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health leader. He is a practicing endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is the founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. He is also a founder of CIC Health, which is accelerating the scale up of COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution nationally. From 2018-2020, he was CEO of Haven, the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase health care venture.
In addition, Atul has been staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and written four New York Times best selling books: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He is the winner of two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on healthcare, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Award for writing about science.
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Dr. Gawande in the News
Dr. Atul Gawande discusses vaccine availability with Yahoo Finance's Anjalee Khemlani.
PBS NewsHour: Slowing the spread of new COVID strains by changing public attitudes toward vaccinations
Dr. Atul Gawande discusses vaccine distribution, new strains, and ongoing challenges.
Dr. Gawande discusses the coronavirus vaccine rollout, what Minot, North Dakota’s outbreak reveals about the pandemic, and his thoughts on schools reopening without vaccinated teachers.
Dr. Atul Gawande joins MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and national planning.
Dr. Atul Gawande on proposals that he hopes to offer.
Dr. Atul Gawande comments on the need for universal mask-wearing.
Dr. Atul Gawande joins WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the need to improve and scale testing in the US.
Dr. Atul Gawande on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes to talk COVID-19.
The Advisory Board's Daily Briefing on Dr. Atul Gawande's latest New Yorker article.
Dr. Atul Gawande joins PBS NewsHour's Amna Nawaz to discuss his plan for how testing can be improved.
Dr. Atul Gawande spoke with NPR about why face masks remain essential in dealing with the coronavirus.
Boston Globe: Wearing a face mask with a valve? It might be time to find something else, some experts say
Dr. Atul Gawande is quoted in this Boston Globe article on the dangers of wearing a face mask with a valve.
An overview of Dr. Atul Gawande's latest New Yorker piece on the five strategies to safely reopen America.
PBS NewsHour: As restrictions are lifted, how to apply lessons from health care workers to daily life
Dr. Atul Gawande joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how to control virus spread as daily activities resume.
Dr. Atul Gawande on how attentive screening and rigorous hygiene at a Boston hospital have yielded results that could inspire us all