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  • October 23, 2014 — Chicago, IL

    Institute of Politics Book Talk

    University of Chicago, Surgery and Brain Research Institute, Billings Auditorium P-117, 5812 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago IL
  • October 22, 2014 — San Francisco, CA

    Commonwealth Club Book Talk

    595 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • October 22, 2014 — San Rafael, CA

    Dominican University Book Talk

    Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • October 21, 2014 — Beaverton, OR

    Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing Book Talk

    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR
  • October 20, 2014 — Seattle, WA

    Civics Series Book Talk

    Town Hall of Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle WA 98101
  • October 19, 2014 — Wichita, KS

    Kansas Leadership Center Book Talk

    Watermark Books & The Sedgwick County Medical Association325 Douglas Street, Wichita, KS 67202
  • October 16, 2014 — Boston, MA

    Reith Lecture – Why do Doctors Fail?

    BBCJFK Museum and Library, Columbia Point, Boston MA 02125
  • October 12, 2014 — New York, NY

    The New Yorker Festival

    333 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011
  • October 12, 2014 — New York, NY

    The New Yorker Festival – Book Signings

    McNally Jackson Books52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
  • October 9, 2014 — Cambridge, MA

    Harvard Book Store Book Talk

    First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • October 8, 2014 — Washington, DC

    Aspen Institute Book Talk

    1 Dupont Circle NW #700, Washington DC, 20036
  • October 8, 2014 — Washington, DC

    Politics & Prose Book Talk

    Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20016
  • October 7, 2014 — United States & Canada

    Release of my new book “Being Mortal”

  • October 6, 2014 — New York, NY

    The Strand Book Talk

    828 Broadway @ 12th, New York, NY 10003
  • June 23, 2014 — Las Vegas, NV

    HFMA Annual Conference

    Healthcare Financial Management Assoc.Nation Palazzo
  • June 12, 2014 — Boston, MA

    “On Point Live” with Tom Ashbrook

    WBUR - Boston's NPR News StationParamount Theatre
  • June 2, 2014 — Washington, DC

    Health Datapalooza Keynote Address

    Health Data Consortium Marriott Wardman Park
  • May 24, 2014 — Boston, MA

    AAPA Annual Conference

    American Academy of Physician AssistantsBoston Convention Center
  • May 11, 2014 — Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    UNC Commencement Address

    UNC at Chapel HillKenan Stadium
  • March 31, 2014 — New York, NY

    Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science

    Rockefeller University Caspary Auditorium
  • March 27, 2014 — Waltham, MA

    AQC Forum

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of MassachusettsWestin Hotel
  • March 14, 2014 — Boston, MA

    Career Building at a Research Hospital

    Brigham and Women's HospitalShapiro Board Room
  • March 10, 2014 — Orlando, FL

    Implementing Quality Improvements in Children’s Health Conference

  • November 25, 2013 — Boston, MA

    Harvard Global Health Symposium

  • November 25, 2013 — Boston, MA

    Harvard Global Health Symposium

  • November 19, 2013 — Newton, MA

    Newton Inspires

  • November 19, 2013 — Newton, MA

    Newton Inspires

  • November 7, 2013 — Chicago, IL

    Chicago Humanities Festival

  • November 7, 2013 — Chicago, IL

    Chicago Humanities Festival

  • October 28, 2013 — Orlando, FL

    National Conference & Exhibition

  • October 14, 2013 — Edinburgh, Scotland

    International Conference

  • October 10, 2013 — Newton, MA

    15th Anniversary Celebration of Newtonville Books

  • October 5-6, 2013 — New York, NY

    The New Yorker Festival

  • September 26-27, 2013 — Boston, MA

    National Pediatric Innovation Summit: Taking on Tomorrow

  • July 25, 2013 — Newton, MA

    Celebrity Bookclub Events

    Newtonville BooksNewton Centre
  • June 3, 2013 — Washington, DC

    Health Datapalooza IV

    Omni Shoreham Hotel
  • April 9, 2013 — Las Vegas, NV

    National Conference

    National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH)
  • March 19, 2013 — Scottsdale, AZ

    Advanced Medical Technology Association (Advamed)

  • February 27, 2013 — San Francisco, CA

    40th Anniversary of Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy & Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture

    University of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco City Hall
  • February 27, 2013 — San Francisco, CA

    Health Facility Planning, Design, and Construction Summit

    American Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • January 16, 2013 — Albany, NY

    University of Albany School of Public Health/Capital District Physicians Health Plan

  • November 15, 2012 — Boston, MA

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Research Day Keynote

  • November 15, 2012 — Akron, OH

    University of Akron’s Forum

    EJ THomas Hall, University of Akron, 198 Hill Street
  • November 8, 2012 — Boston, MA

    The David Eliot Memorial Lecture

    Harvard Medical SchoolTosteson Medical Education Center, Walter Amphitheater
  • November 5, 2012 — Cambridge, MA

    Boston Noir 2 Reading

    Harvard Square
  • October 24, 2012 — Cambridge, MA

    Askwith Forum Lecture: “The Difference Between Coaching and Teaching”

    Harvard Graduate School of Education, Longfellow Hall
  • October 7, 2012 — New York, NY

    New Yorker Festival: “Failure and Rescue”

    333 W 23rd Street
  • October 6, 2012 — New York, NY

    New Yorker Festival: “Vampire Weekend Talks with Atul Gawande”

    508 W37th Street
  • October 2, 2012 — Schaumburg, IL

    Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois

  • October 2, 2012 — Chicago, IL

    Excelsior Surgical Society/Edward D. Churchill Lecture

    “The Mass Production of Surgical Care”
  • June 22, 2012 — Salt Lake City, UT

    2012 AHIP Institute

  • June 21, 2012 — Salt Lake City, UT

    “Healthy Dialogues”

    Intermountain Health
  • June 3, 2012 — Williamstown, MA

    Williams College Commencement Address

  • April 15, 2012 — Boston, MA

    Literary Lights Dinner

    Boston Public Library
  • March 29, 2012 — National Harbor, MD

    National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Management and Leadership Conference

  • March 25, 2012 — Philadelphia, PA

    ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

  • February 28, 2012 — Long Beach, CA

    TED2012

  • February 7, 2012 — St. Louis, MO

    Great Issues Lecture Series at St. Louis University

  • January 20, 2012 — Washington, DC

    Health Action Conference

  • October 26, 2011 — San Francisco, CA

    City Arts & Lectures Conversation at Herbst Theater

    Herbst TheaterWar Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister Street
  • October 20, 2011 — Boston, MA

    Partners HealthCare System Center for Connected Health 2011 Symposium

    Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
  • October 15, 2011 — Chicago, IL

    American Society of Anesthesiologists 2011 Annual Meeting Open Session

    “Target: Reducing Inpatient Surgical Mortality to Less than One Percent Globally”
  • October 1, 2011 — New York, NY

    New Yorker Festival

    “Do Surgeons Need Coaches?”
  • September 22, 2011 — Boston, MA

    Lucian Leape Institute Annual Fall Forum and Gala

    The State Room, 60 State Street, 33rd floor
  • September 21, 2011 — Cambridge, MA

    Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement’s Robert C. Cobb, Sr. Memorial Lecture

    Sanders Theater/Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street
  • July 25, 2011 — Boston, MA

    American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

    Westin Copley Place
  • June 11, 2011 — Athens, OH

    Commencement Address

    Ohio University35 Park Place, Athens, OH 45701
  • May 26, 2011 —

    Commencement Address

    Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine Commencement25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115
  • May 25, 2011 — Boston, MA

    2011 Linkage Thought Leader Series

    Broadcast by Linkage, Inc.
  • May 15, 2011 — Newton, MA

    Waban Library Center

  • May 10, 2011 — Vancouver, BC

    Bon Mot Book Club

    The Vancouver Club
  • May 9, 2011 — Madison, WI

    Forward Thinking Speaker Series

    American Family Mutual Insurance Co/University of Wisconsin-Wisconsin School of Business
  • April 29, 2011 — Washington, DC

    Reducing Health Care Costs Without Rationing: A Clinician’s View

    Center for American Progress1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, 10am-11am
  • April 28, 2011 — New York, NY

    Live from The New York Public Library

    South Court Auditorium, 42nd Street at 5th Ave, 7pm
  • March 31, 2011 — Boston, MA

    Perspectives on Health Care as a Management Challenge

    Harvard Business School, Spangler Auditorium, 5pm
  • March 22, 2011 — Cleveland, OH

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation Speaker Series – Ideas for Tomorrow

    Intercontinental Hotel and Conference Center
  • March 2, 2011 — Boston, MA

    The Long Tail of Global Health Equity

    Partners in Health and Harvard Medical School Joseph Martin Conference Center, 5:00 pmHarvard Medical School
  • March 2, 2011 — Boston, MA

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Bornstein Amphitheatre

  • February 2, 2011 — Los Angeles, CA

    UCLA School of Public Health

    UCLA School of Public Health – 50th Anniversary Gala
  • February 2, 2011 — La Jolla, CA

    Scripps Health

    Lecture, Panel Discussion, Book Signing
  • February 1, 2011 — San Diego, CA

    Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    2011 Ferguson Lecture
  • January 3, 2011 —

    Release of The Checklist Manifesto in paperback from Picador USA

  • December 8, 2010 — Orlando, FL

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2010 Forum

    “How Will We Do That? Redirecting the Medical Arms Race to Higher Quality, Lower Cost, and Better Health”
  • November 29, 2010 — Chicago, IL

    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2010 Annual Meeting

    Plenary Session, “Real Reform: Facing the Complexity of Health Care”
  • November 18, 2010 — Montreux, Switzerland

    First WHO Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

  • November 5, 2010 — Boston, MA

    The Role of Surgery in Global Health: Addressing the Crisis – Anesthesia, Surgical Need and Global Health Dialogue

    Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth Avenue
  • October 26, 2010 — Las Vegas, NV

    IBM Information on Demand Global Conference

  • October 16, 2010 — Boston, MA

    Boston Book Fest

    Copley Square
  • October 13, 2010 — Boston, MA

    Surgery Grand Rounds, “Checklist 2.0: What’s Next in Improvements of Surgical Safety and Performance?”

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Bornstein Amphitheatre, 45 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115
  • October 2, 2010 — New York, NY

    New Yorker Festival

    Tickets on sale September 10, 2010
  • September 29, 2010 — Boston, MA

    Museum of Science’s Bradford Washburn Award

    Museum of Science
  • September 28, 2010 — Bethesda, MD

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2010 Annual Conference

    Talk and possible dialogueBethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda, MD 20852
  • August 17, 2010 — Cambridge, MA

    Ninth Annual Quality Colloquium Keynote

    Harvard University
  • June 12, 2010 — Stanford, CA

    Commencement Address

    Stanford University School of Medicine
  • May 15, 2010 — Athens, OH

    District Rotary Conference, Governor’s Luncheon

    Baker Center Ballroom, Ohio University One Park Place Athens, OH 45701
  • May 3, 2010 — Seattle, WA

    Seattle Arts & Lectures Special Event

    S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall 200 University Street Seattle, WA 98101
  • April 27, 2010 — Newton, MA

    Sweeney Husson Theatre, Newton Country Day School

    785 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458
  • March 15, 2010 — Denver, CO

    Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses – 57th Congress

    Colorado Convention Center 700 14th Street Denver, CO 80207
  • March 9, 2010 — Chestnut Hill, MA

    Lowell Humanities Series

    Boston College – McGuinn Hall, Room 121 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA
  • February 28, 2010 — Boston, MA

    Price Lecture, Trinity Church

    206 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
  • February 25, 2010 — Newton, MA

    Newtonville Books

    296 Walnut Street Newton, MA 02460
  • February 24, 2010 — Boston, MA

    Wiese Lecture in Medical Humanities

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital 75 Francis Street Boston, MA 02115
  • February 16, 2010 — New York, NY

    192 Books

    192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street New York, NY 10011
  • February 9, 2010 — Washington, DC

    AcademyHealth, National Health Policy Conference

    JW Marriott 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20004
  • February 5, 2010 — Cambridge, MA

    Atul Gawande Salon Dinner

    Rialto RestaurantOne Bennett Street Cambridge, MA 02138
  • January 27, 2010 — London, UK

    UCL’s Grand Challenges programme

    Henry Wellcome Lecture Theater of the Wellcome Collection183 Euston Road London NW12BE
  • January 15, 2010 — Santa Barbara, CA

    UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures

    Victoria Hall Theater33 West Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • January 14, 2010 — Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles Public Library

    Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library630 W. Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • January 13, 2010 — San Francisco, CA

    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

    3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118
  • January 12, 2010 — San Rafael, CA

    Dominican University

    Guzman Hall50 Acacia Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901
  • January 12, 2010 — Seattle, WA

    Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

    Washington Athletic ClubSeattle Crystal Ballroom, 1325 6th Avenue
  • January 11, 2010 — Seattle, WA

    Midnight Symposium @ the Sorrento Hotel

    900 Madison St Seattle, WA 98104 Tickets are required for this event
  • January 10, 2010 — Seattle, WA

    Town Hall Future of Health Series

    This event has a $5 ticket price1119 8th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
  • January 8, 2010 — New Haven, CT

    RJ Julia Booksellers

    The Study at Yale1157 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511
  • January 7, 2010 — Boston, MA

    Harvard Book Store – Brattle Street Theater

    1256 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138
  • January 6, 2010 — Washington, DC

    Politics & Prose Book Store

    5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008
  • December 2, 2009 — Hartford, CT

    2nd Annual Primary Care Summit

    Sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Primary CareConnecticut Convention Center
  • November 18, 2009 — New York, NY

    New Yorker Festival “The Death of the Master Builder: A Story of Risk, Medicine, and Skyscrapers”

    Directors Guild Theatre110 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
  • September 24, 2009 — Reno, NV

    University of Nevada-Reno

  • September 23, 2009 — Portland, OR

    Public Lecture sponsored by the Kaiser Center for Health Research

    The Newmark Theater, SW Broadway at Main
  • September 13, 2009 — Newport, RI

    New England Surgical Society

    Samuel Jason Mixter LecutureHyatt Regency Hotel
  • Jul 8, 2009-July 9, 2009 — Geneva, Switzerland

    WHO Safe Childbirth International Consultation Meeting

  • Jun 22 – June 23, 2009 — Amman, Jordan

    Safe Surgery Saves Lives EMRO Regional Launch Event

  • June 12, 2009 — Chicago, IL

    Pritzker School of Medicine Commencement Address

    University of Chicago
  • June 4, 2009 — Boston, MA

    Harvard School of Public Health Commencement Address

  • May 31, 2009 — Boston, MA

    “A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population”

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital3rd Floor Conference Room One Brigham Circle, Division of General Medicine
  • April 24, 2009 — Indian Wells, CA

    American Surgical Association Keynote Address

    Hyatt Grand Champions
  • March 11, 2009 — Washington, DC

    AHIP National Policy Forum

    Ritz-Carlton Washington
  • February 24, 2009 — Tulsa, OK

    Grand Rounds Physician Event

    Saint Francis HospitalEducation Center – Auditorium
  • January 30, 2009 — Washington DC

    Families USA’s Health Action 2009 Conference

    Families USA’s Health Action 2009 ConferenceMayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Ave NW
  • January 15, 2009 — London, UK

    Safe Surgery Saves Lives EURO Regional Launch Event

    British Library
  • December 10, 2008 — Nashville, TN

    IHI Meeting

  • Oct 29-Oct 30, 2008 — Geneva, Switzerland

    Global Puse Oximetry Project

    WHO HeadquartersFirst International Consultation Meeting
  • October 27, 2008 — Boston, MA

    Disparities in Surgical Care Symposium- Global Surgical Safety: The WHO Safe Surgery Campaign

    Seaport World Trade Center Boston
  • June 25, 2008 — Washington, DC

    Pan American Health Organization Building

    525 23rd St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
  • May 9, 2008 — Ann Arbor, MI

    University of Michigan Health System

  • April 24, 2008 — New York, NY

    92nd Street Y

    Kaufman Concert Hall
  • April 23, 2008 — Hartford, CT

    Donaghue Medical Research Foundation Annual Conference

    Hartford Hilton Hotel
  • April 16, 2008 — Main Auditorium, Enders Building

    Children’s Hospital

    Boston, MA
  • April 3, 2008 — Newton, MA

    Books and Brews at Newtonville Books

  • February 3, 2008 — Brookline, MA

    Brookline Booksmith Writers and Readers Series

    Coolidge Corner Theatre
  • February 1, 2008 — New York, NY

    Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink

    Barnes and Noble Lincoln Center
  • November 13, 2007 — Princeton, NJ

    Walter E. Edge Lecture

    McCosh Hall 10
  • October 6, 2007 — New York, NY

    The New Yorker Festival Casualties of War: The Medical Repercussions of Battle

    Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($25) 55 East 59th Street, NYC
  • June 5, 2007 — London, UK

    Royal Society of Arts

    Public lecture8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ
  • June 4, 2007 — London, UK

    Imperial College, London

    Centennial Lecture, open to the publicG16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington Campus
  • May 17, 2007 — Baltimore, MD

    Johns Hopkins Medical School Commencement Address

  • May 14, 2007 — Philadelphia, PA

    University of Pennsylvania Medical School Commencement Address

  • May 8, 2007 — Newton, MA

    NEWTONVILLE BOOKS — Books and Brews Event

    296 Walnut Street Newton, MA 02460
  • May 3, 2007 — Seattle, WA

    ELLIOTT BAY BOOK CO. sponsored event at SEATTLE PUBLIC CENTRAL LIBRARY — Discussion & Signing

    Microsoft Auditorium 1000 Fourth Avenue Seattle 98104
  • May 3, 2007 — Seattle, WA

    AMAZON.COM –Discussion & Signing

    1200 12th Avenue, South/Pacific Medical Building 8th Floor AV Room Seattle, WA 98108
  • May 2, 2007 — Portland, OR

    POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS, BURNSIDE — Discussion & Signing

    1005 West Burnside Portland, OR 97209
  • May 2, 2007 — Portland, OR

    OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY — Lecture & Signing

  • May 1, 2007 — San Francisco, CA

    COMMONWEALTH CLUB — Lecture & Signing

    595 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105
  • April 30, 2007 — San Francisco, CA

    KEPLER’S BOOKS — Discussion & Signing

    1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • April 30, 2007 — San Francisco, CA

    UC SAN FRANCISCO — Lecture/signing

  • April 23, 2007 — Detroit, MI

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN/FLINT — Lecture/signing

  • April 18, 2007 — Washington, DC

    POLITICS & PROSE — Discussion/Signing

    5015 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008
  • April 17, 2007 — Denver, CO

    TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE — Discussion & Signing

    2526 East Colfax Avenue Denver, Colorado 80206
  • April 16, 2007 — Houston, TX

    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL SCHOOL — Lecture/signing

  • April 16, 2007 —

    Taiwan Release Date for Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance (Commonwealth)

  • April 13, 2007 — Minneapolis, MN

    MAGERS & QUINN sponsored event at LYNDALE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST — Discussion & Signing

    810 W. 31st St. Minneapolis, MN
  • April 12, 2007 — St. Louis, MO

    LEFT BANK BOOKS — Discussion & Signing

    399 North Euclid St. Louis, MO 63108
  • April 12, 2007 — St. Louis, MO

    WASHINGTON U SCH. OF MEDICINE — Lecture/Signing

  • April 11, 2007 — Chicago, IL

    SEMINARY COOP sponsored event at INTERNATIONAL HOUSE — Discussion & Signing

    1414 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637
  • April 10, 2007 — New York, NY

    BARNES & NOBLE — Discussion & Signing

    1972 Broadway – Lincoln Center New York, NY 10023
  • April 9, 2007 — Boston, MA

    HARVARD BOOK STORE sponsored event at THE BRATTLE THEATRE — Discussion & Signing

    40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138
  • April 3, 2007 —

    Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance released in the U.S. and Canada (Metropolitan Books)

  • April 3, 2007 — New York, NY

    92nd St. Y, Buttenwieser Hall

    1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128
  • April 3, 2007 —

    Korea Release Date for Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance (Sosoh)