The New York Times bestselling author is out with his first novel, which gives an extraordinary peek at how dedicated surgeons deal with their mistakes on the job in a story as fast-paced as an episode of ER or Grey's Anatomy.
Every time surgeons operate, they're betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes, they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the back drop for the entire book.
MONDAY MORNINGS follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M & M. It is on Monday mornings that reflection and introspection occurs, usually in private. It is MONDAY MORNINGS that provides a unique look at the real method in which surgeons learn - through their mistakes. It is MONDAY MORNINGS when, if you're lucky, you have a chance at redemption.
Dr Gupta is the multiple Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN's shows domestically and internationally . His bestselling book Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less was made into a 6-part documentary on CNN and focused on Dr. Gupta's travels to Japan, India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy, and Turkey to uncover secrets to living a longer and better life.