Boston surgeon to lead Amazon’s joint health care company
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the leader of their new health care company.
Dr. Atul Gawande, a renowned surgeon and writer, has been named CEO of the new health care venture.
Gawande practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is a professor at Harvard Medical School. He’s a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written four New York Times best-sellers.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Berkshire’s Warren Buffett and JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon announced the venture earlier this year to give their employees better options on health care.
“Jamie, Jeff and I are confident that we have found in Atul the leader who will get this important job done,” Buffett said in an announcement Tuesday.