Books Atul Gawande Books by Atul Gawande Atul Gawande has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Atul Gawande New In Paperback New In Paperback: Jan. 3-9 January 5, 2011 In fiction, the old world of ex-pat print journalists in Rome beckons. If you'd rather face the facts, there's unconventional parenting advice or Atul Gawande's prescriptions for modern surgeons. Plus memoirs by novelist Siri Hustvedt and rocker Ozzy Osbourne, and a biography of Warren Beatty. What We're Reading What We're Reading, Jan. 12 - 18 January 12, 2010 This week, a novel asks, does God exist? David Malouf reimagines an episode from Homer's Iliad, and surgeon-writer Atul Gawande offers a simple solution for the complicated problem of healing patients. Also, a memoir of life and linguistics in an Amazon tribe. Atul Gawande is associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a staff member of Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. His other books include Better and Complications. Fred Field hide caption toggle caption Fred Field The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Atul Gawande's 'Checklist' For Surgery Success January 5, 2010 The surgeon and writer talks about the massively complicated process of keeping patients alive and shares his simple solution for how that process might be streamlined. Gawande's newest book is called The Checklist Manifesto. Atul Gawande's 'Checklist' For Surgery Success Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122226184/122243697" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance' June 12, 2007 Some doctors are "better" than others. The author and surgeon explores the meaning of excellence in medicine — and life. Atul Gawande Reads from 'Better' June 12, 2007 Some doctors are "better" than others. The author and surgeon explores the meaning of excellence in medicine — and life. On the page and off, Gawande is obsessed with the fragile balance between doing harm and doing good.