Best of Boston

2019 Best Hope for Humanity

Atul Gawande

If you were going to pick one person to fix the hellscape that is the American medical system, this surgeon, professor, and writer is probably the guy. Tapped by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. last year to head a revolutionary healthcare venture called Haven, he’s searching for ways to do more for less—like, say, relying on tried-and-true (and cheaper) meds instead of the shiniest thing on the market—to pull healthcare out of its spiral.