Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
Dr. Atul Gawande
Gawande, surgeon and writer, is as celebrated for his New Yorker articles on health care policy as he is for his work at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
His 2009 book, The Checklist Manifesto, helped popularize a simple technique being used by doctors to reduce medical errors.
He grew up in Ohio and now lives in Newton.