Independent Conversation with Special Guest Scott Atlas

  • Aug 26, 2021
  • 02:00 Pacific Time (US & Canada)



Join Hoover Institution Senior Fellow & Author, Dr. Scott Atlas, Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson Evers (Director of our Center on Educational Excellence), and Executive Director Dr. Graham Walker for this week’s Independent Conversation and Q&A.

Our special focus will be on Dr. Atlas' new book, A Plague Upon Our House: My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America.

We hope that you will participate with questions and learn more about our unique Outlook—informed by the principles of liberty and human dignity, and based on scholarly integrity and respect for the facts.


Dr. Atlas investigates the impact of government and the private sector on access, quality, and pricing in health care, global trends in health care innovation, and key economic issues related to the future of technology‐based medical advances.  He is a frequent policy advisor to policymakers and government officials in the United States and in other countries. He has served as Senior Advisor for Health Care to several numerous candidates for President, as well as having counselled members of the US Congress on health care, testified before Congress, and briefed directors of key federal agencies. From July to December, 2020, he served as a Special Advisor to the President and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.   

Before his appointment at Hoover Institution, he was Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center for 14 years.  He is the author of numerous books, including "In Excellent Health: Setting the Record Straight On America’s Health Care", and most recently "Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six‐Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost". He is also the editor of "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine" – the leading textbook in the field that has been translated into several languages, now in its 5th edition.  His publications and interviews have appeared worldwide. 

Dr. Atlas has received many awards and accolades from leading institutions and societies all over the world in recognition of his leadership in policy and medicine. He was awarded the 2021 Freedom Leadership Award, Hillsdale College’s highest honor, “in recognition of his dedication to individual freedom and the free society.”   He also received the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award, the highest career achievement honor for a distinguished alumnus from the University of Illinois in Urbana‐Champaign.  In the private sector, Atlas is a frequent advisor to start‐up entrepreneurs and companies in life sciences and medical technology.  He received his MD degree from the University of Chicago School of Medicine.

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