Newswise — 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 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 (

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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