The Center for American Progress is pleased to welcome Atul Gawande—surgeon, professor, researcher, and prize-winning author—to offer his always-provocative perspective on health care costs.
Dr. Gawande served as a senior health policy advisor in the Clinton presidential campaign and White House from 1992 to 1993. He has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 1998. In 2006 Dr. Gawande received a MacArthur Award for his research and writing. He has written three New York Times bestselling books: Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002 and is published in more than 20 languages; Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance was selected as one of the 10 best books of 2007 by Amazon.com; and The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by Amazon.com. In 2010 he won a National Magazine Award, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on health care, and selection by Foreign Policy Magazine and TIME magazine as one of the world’s top 100 influential thinkers.
Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H.
Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer, Center for American Progress