The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer has honor of winning the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction — "For a distinguished and appropriately documented book of nonfiction by an American author."
A cancer specialist, Sid has devoted his life to caring for victims of cancer. As a researcher, his laboratory is on the forefront of discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods. In his engrossing best seller, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Dr. Mukherjee gives readers a fascinating look into the origins and causes of cancer, its deadly effect on the human body, how it has virtually enveloped modern civilization, and the epic battles that are taking place to control, cure, and conquer it.
Sid is an accomplished speaker. His words both on the stage and on the page are powerful, illuminating, and inspiring.
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Jonathan B. Oberlander
Jonathan Oberlander is an expert on the issues and obstacles involved in reforming American health care. He has special expertise on the history of health care policy and reform and the systems and reforms in other countries. His current research focuses on health care reform and cost control in the Obama administration. He is the author of The Political Life of Medicare and editor of The Social Medicine Reader.
Watch Dr. Oberlander discuss what is next for health care reform after the midterm election.
Jonathan Oberlander is associate professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. To learn more about Jonathan, click here.
Dr. Atul Gawande offers a practitioner's wisdom on how to reform healthcare and a unique perspective on what it takes to excel in any area of human endeavor. Dr. Gawande received a MacArthur Fellowship for his writing and work to improve surgical practice.
Atul Gawande is a staff surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and a staff write at The New Yorker magazine. He is the author of three bestsellers, The Checklist Manifesto, Better and Complications. To learn more about Dr. Gawande, click here.
Miller was a top aid in the Clinton White House during the last attempt at health care reform. Today, he consults to corporate America, including the health care industry, and is the author of the provocative new book, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, which explains how outdated ways of thinking stand in the way of health care reform. He is a contributing editor at Fortune magazine and is a Fellow at the Center for American Progress.