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Atul Gawande


Cosmetic surgeon and journalist who was simply a National Reserve Prize finalist for his 2002 reserve Problems: A Surgeon’s Records with an Imperfect Research. He went to Stanford College or university and Harvard College of Public Wellness. He was highlighted within an Newsweek content in 2004. He provides three children along with his wife, Kathleen Hobson. He was a healthcare lieutenant through the 1992 advertising campaign for Costs Clinton.

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Full Name Atul Gawande
Date Of Birth November 5, 1965
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Profession Journalist
Education Balliol College, Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, University of Oxford, Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Nationality American
Spouse Kathleen Hobson
Children Walker Gawande, Hunter Gawande, Hattie Gawande
Parents Atmaram Gawande, Sushila Gawande
Awards MacArthur Fellowship
Nominations National Book Award for Nonfiction, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form
Movies Being Mortal
Star Sign Scorpio

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Frontline2015TV Series documentary 1 episode



The Checklist Effect2015Documentary producer



When Surgical Tools Get Left Behind2005TV Movie documentary special thanks



This Week2017TV SeriesHimself
Morning Joe2017TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2011-2015TV Series documentaryHimself, M.D., surgeon and author of book Being Mortal / Himself - Correspondent
Real Time with Bill Maher2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
MSNBC Live2014TV SeriesGuest - Himself
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Colbert Report2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Horizon2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Medical Incredible2005TV Series documentaryHimself
When Surgical Tools Get Left Behind2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Dr. Atul Gawande)

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