Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Safe Surgery Saves Lives Program
World Health Organization

Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital/EH&E

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is CEO of Haven, the health care venture founded by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase, and a globally recognized surgeon, writer, and public health leader. Atul founded Ariadne Labs and is now the Chairman of the Governance Council.

For more than 20 years, he has been a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He is founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally.

Atul has also been a 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.