June 2018 \ Cover Story \ COVER STORY
THE RISE OF ATUL GAWANDE

It’s not every day that Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon find the time to get together and hunt for a suitable...

Announcing the appointment Buffett had said, “Talent and dedication were manifest among the many professionals we interviewed. All felt that better care can be delivered and that rising costs can be checked.” CEOs Jamie Dimon of Chase and Jeff Bezos of Amazon also endorsed the choice according to Buffett. “Jamie, Jeff and I are confident that we have found in Atul the leader who will get this important job done,” he said.

Gawande said he was “thrilled to be named CEO of this healthcare initiative. I have devoted my public health career to building scalable solutions for better healthcare delivery that are saving lives, reducing suffering and eliminating wasteful spending both in the U.S. and across the world. Now I have the backing of these remarkable organizations to pursue this

In 2010, in an interview to CNBC, Buffet too had praised The Cost Conundrum piece, going on record to say that “…fellow who’s written on healthcare recently in the New Yorker—Gawande—he had an article last summer that was absolutely magnificent”

mission with even greater impact for more than a million people, and in doing so incubate better models of care for all. This work will take time but must be done. The system is broken, and better is possible.”




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