Atul Gawande is a surgical resident at a hospital in Boston and a staff writer on medicine and science for the New Yorker. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. His writing has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2000, the New Yorker essay collection In Sickness and in Health, and Slate. Gwande lives with his wife, Kathleen, and three children, Walker, Hattie and Hunter, in Newton, Massachusetts. [from Complications (2002)].