Atul Gawande





Atul Gawande

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November 05, 1965

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Atul Gawande is a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and associate director of their Center for Surgery and Public Health. He is also an assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

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Complications: A Surgeon's ...
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The Checklist Manifesto: Ho...
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Better: A Surgeon's Notes o...
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Atul Gawande at Strand Books
Author appearance, October 06, 2014 07:30PM
Strand Books, 828 Broadway, New York, NY, US

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Atul Gawande discusses and signs copies of his new book Being Mortal.

Atul Gawande at The Aspen Institute
Author appearance, October 08, 2014 12:00PM
The Aspen Institute, 1 Dupont Circle Northwest #700, Washington, DC, US

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Atul Gawande discusses and signs copies of his new book Being Mortal.

Atul Gawande at Sidwell Friends School
Author appearance, October 08, 2014 08:00PM
Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, US

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“We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do.”
Atul Gawande, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.”
Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

“We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right - one after the other, no slipups, no goofs, everyone pitching in.”
Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance



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