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Surgeon , writer

Atul A. Gawande, American surgeon, writer. Named a MacArthur Fellow, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2006; named one of The 20 Most Influential South Asians, Newsweek magazine, 2004, The 100 Most Influential People in the World, TIME magazine, 2010; recipient National Magazine award for Public Interest Writing, American Society Magazine Editors, 2010; grantee Rhodes scholarship, 1987-1989.


Gawande, Atul A. was born on November 5, 1965 in Brooklyn. Son of Atmaram S. Gawande, Sushila Goswami Gawande.


Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, Stanford University, California, 1987. Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, Oxford, England, 1989. Doctor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1995.

Master in Public Health, Harvard School Public Health, 1999.


Chief social policy advisor Clinton/Gore 1992 Campaign, Little Rock, 1992—1992. Deputy director health policy Clinton/Gore Presidential Transition Team, Washington, 1992—1993. Intern, resident Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, 1995—2003, associate surgeon, general & endocrine surgery, since 2003, assistant director, Center Surgery & Public Health, since 2004.

Assistant professor department surgery Harvard Medical School, since 2003. Assistant professor department health policy & management Harvard School Public Health, since 2004.



Married Kathleen Hunter Hobson. Children: Walker, Hattie, Hunter.

Atmaram S. Gawande Gawande

Kathleen Hunter Hobson

Walker Gawande

Hattie Gawande

Hunter Gawande