Gawande New Yorker article on end-of-life care wins National Magazine Award

May 11, 2011

Atul Gawande, associate professor in HSPH’s Department of Health Policy and Management and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has won a National Magazine Award for his story “Letting Go,” which appeared in the August 2, 2010, issue of The New Yorker. Gawande is a contributor to the magazine.

Gawande’s story looks at a U.S. health care system that works assiduously to save lives, but is not as adept at helping terminally ill patients and their families make the best of the time they have left.

Read the article.

Read the press release announcing the awards.

Gawande was also named the top innovator in medicine by the Boston Globe in its May 22, 2011 issue that ranked the Top 100 Massachusetts businesses. Read the article.

Learn more

“The Pen and Scalpel,” profile of Atul Gawande in Harvard Public Health Review

Department of Health Policy and Management