Atul Gawande

Born in:

Brooklyn, Nova York

Atul Gawande is an American physician and journalist. He specializes in reducing errors, increasing safety and improving the efficiency of surgical procedures. He serves as the general surgeon and endocrine system at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and as associate director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health. He is also an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has published several publications on medicine and public health in The New Yorker and Slate.

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Quotes by Atul Gawande

  • “Man is fallible, but maybe men are less so.”

    Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto

  • “One essential characteristic of modern life is that we all depend on systems—on assemblages of people or technologies or both—and among our most profound difficulties is making them work.”

    Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto

  • “And the reason is increasingly evident: the volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly, safely, or reliably. Knowledge has both saved us and burdened us.”

    Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto

  • “Instead they choose to accept their fallibilities. They recognised the simplicity and power of using a checklist.”

    Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto