Dominican welcomes Dr. Atul Gawande to ILS fall lecture series

Public health expert, researcher and author Dr. Atul Gawande spoke at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage on October 22.

Dr. Gawande, who practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In his new book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Dr. Gawande examines the realities of aging and calls for the medical system to better serve a rapidly growing segment of the population.

Dr. Gawande previously appeared in Angelico Hall in 2010 with his book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.

For more information or to purchase Being Mortal, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 or visiting

Dr. Gawande, a MacArthur Fellow, has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1988. He has written three New York Times bestsellers. He is also Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and Chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally.

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures in the field of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has educated and entertained thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.

All lectures are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand avenues.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall 2014 Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series, now in its 11th year.

Dr. Gawande's appearance is co-sponsored by Hospice by the Bay.


Media Contacts:
Karen West, Book Passage Director of Events, 415-927-0960, Ext. 238,
Sarah Gardner, Director of Communications and Media Relations, 415-485-3239,