His first popular book, "The Measure of Our Days," published in October, 1997, and explores the spiritual lives of patients with serious illness. This was the basis for the ABC Television series "Gideon's Crossing." In 1998, he became a staff writer in medicine and biology at the New Yorker Magazine. His next book, entitled "Second Opinions", was published in February 2000, and his third book, "The Anatomy of Hope," was released in 2004 and was a New York Times bestseller, and received Books for a Better Life Award, as well as Victor Christopher Award. He received Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in 2006. His fourth book, "How Doctors Think," published in March 2007, a New York Times bestseller, explores how physicians arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment, and why they may not. How Doctors Think received The Quill Book Award and Books for a Better Life Award. His latest book is co-authored with his spouse Dr. Pamela Hartzband. Released in September 2011, "Your Medical Mind" explains how to cut through the myriad of information from doctors, drug companies and friends to arrive at the medical decisions that are right for you.