Atul Gawande Biography

Published On Aug 23, 2016
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Date of Birth: 1965 , November-5
Birth Nation: United States
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Atul Gawande is a married man. He has been married to his lovely wife Kathleen Hobson since a long time. As a married couple they have been married three times. His nationality is American. He has Indian ethnicity.

Atul Gawande was born to Indian immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. He was also raised in Athens, Ohio. There he got enrolled at Athens High School and he finally earned his high school graduation from there in 1983. After his high school, he joined Stanford University with a major in biology and political science. He earned his undergraduate degree from there in 1987. After being named the Rhodes Scholar, he joined Balliol College, Oxford with a major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). He earned his M.A. from there in 1989. In the early 1990s, he attended Harvard Medical School and he received his Doctor of Medicine from there in 1995. In the mid 1990s, he also contributed to the online magazine. He wrote several pieces of articles on the life of a surgical resident and these articles made an impact in the eye of The New Yorker. In 1998, he joined them as a staff writer. He has also established himself as an author and his first piece of book titled Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science was published in 2002. This book was listed in a National Book Award finalist and has been published in more than 100 countries. His second book A Surgeon's Notes on Performance was published in the early 2007. He is now aged 50 years old. He has been earning lucrative amount of salary annually. His net worth is in millions.

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Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

November 5 , 1965

Talented and industrious guy, Atul Gawande was born at the end of 1965 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America to Atmaram Gawande and Sushila Gawande. He has Indian origin. His nationality is American. He has Indian ethnicity.

Graduated from Athens High School

1983

Atul Gawande was born to Indian immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. He was also raised in Athens, Ohio. There he got enrolled at Athens High School and he finally earned his high school graduation from there in 1983. 

Graduated from Harvard Medical School

1995

He is also the graduate of Stanford University. There he majored in biology and political science and earned his undergraduate degree from there in 1987. In the early 1990s, he attended Harvard Medical School and he received his Doctor of Medicine from there in 1995.

Joined Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign

1988

Before he joined his Medical school, he worked at the Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign. There he served as a health-care researcher for Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN). In 1992, he worked as a Bill Clinton's healthcare lieutenant. 

Was named the staff writer at the The New Yorker

1998

In the mid 1990s, he contributed to the online magazine. He wrote several pieces of articles on the life of a surgical resident and these articles made an impact in the eye of The New Yorker. In 1998, he joined them as a staff writer. 

Published his first book, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperf

2002

He has been active as a writer since the late 2 decades. He has also established himself as an author. His first piece of book titled Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science was published in 2002. This book has been published in more than 100 countries.

Was named one of the 20 Most Influential South Asians

2004

In 2004, he was honored by Newsweek. They listed him in their list of one of the 20 Most Influential South Asians. Three years later, he was named the director of the World Health Organization's project which aimed to reduce surgical death. 

Was honored by Foreign Policy

2010

In 2010, he got listed in the Foreign Policy magazine's top global thinkers. Besides this, he has also been honored with the National Magazine Awards. He was honored with AcademyHealth's Impact Award for highest research impact on healthcare.