100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Atul Gawande, 50
Professor, author, speaker, Harvard Medical School
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- Years on list: 4
No one quite embodies the phrase "triple-threat" like Gawande. He's a physician who also holds a Master of Public Health and practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He also serves as a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health's health policy and management department and in Harvard Medical School's surgery department. In his spare time he's also a world-renowned writer, penning multiple New York Times bestsellers; his most recent, Being Mortal, was published in 2014. He's also a frequent speaker and a staff writer for the New Yorker. Meanwhile, he also holds the position of executive director at Ariadne Labs, a global leader in health systems innovation.