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M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Who Is Atul Gawande?

Atul Gawande (born November 5, 1965) is an American surgeon, writer, professor and public health researcher. He specializes in general and endocrine surgery and has written extensively in both publications and best-selling books on medicine and public health. Learn more about Atul Gawande

The Best Atul Gawande Books of All Time

Why these best Atul Gawande books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Atul Gawande books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Atul Gawande that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

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Best Atul Gawande Books: Being Mortal
1. Being Mortal - Atul Gawande (FREE Summary)
Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal is a powerful examination of how treating ageing and terminal disease as purely extend-life-at-all-costs medical problems is destroying the final moments of our lives - by surgeon and best selling author, Atul Gawande.
Published 2014 // 282 pages // Rated 4.4 over 154,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Atul Gawande Books: Complications
2. Complications - Atul Gawande
A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Published 2002 // 270 pages // Rated 4.2 over 44,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Atul Gawande Books: Better
3. Better - Atul Gawande
A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Published 2007 // 288 pages // Rated 4.2 over 30,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Atul Gawande Books: The Checklist Manifesto
4. The Checklist Manifesto - Atul Gawande (FREE Summary)
How to Get Things Right
The Checklist Manifesto is a fascinating investigation into the ability of checklists in business, medicine and every day life to promote greater efficiency, consistency and safety - by surgeon and public health researcher, Atul Gawande.
Published 2009 // 208 pages // Rated 4.0 over 59,100 reviews on Goodreads

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