Healthcare After the Pandemic: Best-Selling Author Atul Gawande Predicts What the Future Holds

CHARLOTTESVILLE, April 6, 2020 – Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, a surgeon and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss the future of healthcare beyond COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 7, during Medical Center Hour at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

The best-selling author will be joined by two UVA medical students and a UVA resident physician for a free Zoom webinar from noon-1 p.m. to discuss what may be in store for healthcare systems and providers once the pandemic ends. 

The discussion with Gawande is the final event of the 50th-anniversary season of Medical Center Hour, the School of Medicine’s weekly public forum on medicine and society.

How to Watch Medical Center Hour

To watch the Zoom presentation, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87684988960 and use passcode 763749.  

A recording of Gawande’s presentation will also be posted within four days to the Medical Center Hour’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/uvamch).

Gawande will not be available for interviews before or after his presentation. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers “Complications,” “Better,” “The Checklist Manifesto” and “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.” 

 

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