Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande became Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID in January 2022. He is a renowned surgeon, writer, and public health leader. Prior to joining the Biden-Harris administration, he was a practicing general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He was founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. He also co-founded CIC Health, a public benefit corporation supporting pandemic response operations nationally, and served as a member of the Biden transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. From 2018-2020, he was CEO of Haven, the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase healthcare venture.

In addition, Atul was a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and has written four New York Times best-selling books: Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto, and Being Mortal. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the winner of two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on healthcare, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Award for writing about science.

NEWS - Perspectives
New York Times: The Aftermath of a Pandemic Requires as Much Focus as the Start

Dr. Atul Gawande pens an essay published in the New York Times on the aftermath of the pandemic and the need to reorient our health systems toward primary care.

Mar 17 2023
PBS Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan: Dr. Atul Gawande

Ariadne Labs co-founder Dr. Atul Gawande sits down with PBS’s Kelly Corrigan to discuss his personal and professional life.

Nov 3 2021
Ariadne Labs Co-Founder, Dr. Atul Gawande, Nominated for Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Health, USAID

President Biden has nominated Ariadne Labs’ founder and Chair, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH to serve as Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID leads the country’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.

Jul 13 2021
MSNBC: Doctor calls for ‘national comprehensive plan’ on virus

Dr. Atul Gawande joins MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and national planning.

Nov 17 2020