This bio is taken directly from Atul's Website Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Samuel O. [...]
The Doctors Book Club is currently reviewing Atul Gawande's book Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science. Join us as we read and check back soon to hear our thoughts.
“So I’m not defective. In fact, in recent years I have started to see that we Aspergians are better than normal! And now it seems as though scientists agree: Recent articles suggest that a touch of Asperger’s is an essential part of much creative genius.” ~ John Elder Robison, Look Me in the Eye – [...]
Born in Athens, Georgia in 1957, John soon found that he was "always a problem child — often sad, a loner, unable to make friends. The problem was, that Asperger’s Syndrome had not yet been “discovered” So rather that being helped, he ended up dropping out of high school and using his fascination and fixation [...]