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Marty Makary, M.D.          

Well-Known Surgeon at Johns Hopkins; Best-Selling Author; Patient Advocate & Healthcare Futurist

Dr. Martin “Marty” Makary is the New York Times bestselling author of "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care," a 2012 Library Journal Book of the Year about how transparency is revolutionizing medicine and empowering patients.

In addition to being the author of "Unaccountable," Dr. Makary is a leading healthcare expert and was the lead author of the original publications on the surgery checklist. He led the W.H.O. technical workgroup on developing metrics to measure surgical quality worldwide. Dr. Makary is a gastrointestinal surgeon, researcher and associate professor of health policy & management at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Makary is a medical commentator for CNN and FOX News and speaks on a wide variety of current health topics. A dynamic public speaker, he received the best teacher award for Georgetown University Medical School. His current efforts focus on common-sense reforms for healthcare and transparency of medical information. He is the author of over 150 publications on medical quality and health policy. Dr. Makary is the recipient of grants from the Department of Health & Human Services to study surgical outcomes and is currently funded by AHRQ to implement an intervention to decrease surgical complications in 100 American College of Surgeons participating hospitals. He serves on the leadership council of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).

As a surgeon, he practices laparoscopic surgical oncology and gastrointestinal surgery. He is the director of the Johns Hopkins Pancreas Islet Transplantation Center. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

Speech Topics

The Future of Healthcare

Using entertaining stories, Dr. Makary advocates for non-partisan, common-sense ways to address medicines challenges. He correlates the history of American medicine with its modern day conundrums. Healthcare is complex and its problems can be difficult to solve. Dr. Makary uses first-hand stories to illustrate the decision points that await policy makers and patients. He reviews the resultant scenarios and explains how consumers can prepare for upcoming changes to healthcare. In a non-partisan way, he highlights both the exciting positive changes in healthcare as well as its concerning trends.

-What will healthcare look like in 10 years?

-How can I prepare for the new healthcare landscape?

-What are the best and worst aspects to the new healthcare system ahead?

Modern Medicines Transparency Revolution

Many people find the healthcare system difficult to navigate. Finding the best care can be a challenge even for the most educated consumer. Dr. Makary describes how a new movement in American Healthcare seeks to make medical care safer, more transparent, and more honest. He details how doctors are at the helm of a national effort to fully disclose everything from bedside options to hospital performance.

-What resources exist to help me find the best medical care?

-How can I make informed decisions about my care?

-What are the barriers for healthcare to conform to standard business principles?

The Myths And Truths About Living Healthy

With many mixed messages from medical research, how can one know what to do when it comes to maximizing their personal health. Dr. Makary reviews the bottom-line take home points from the latest research on diet, exercise, and disease prevention. He debunks many popular myths and offers the latest research on what really makes us healthy. He challenges the status quo teachings and advocates for a holistic approach to living long.

-From everything I hear on T.V. about my health, how can I know what to trust?

-Which traditional diet plans flawed and why?

-What the bottom-line when it comes to preventing health problems?

Understanding "Obamacare": Navigating the future of Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act allowed many provisions to be written and clarified over the years after its passage. A professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Makary provides an entertaining and informative non-partisan overview of how "Obamacare" that will impact every business and every person in America. On a day-to-day level, the new law changes the way we will all interface with our doctor, hospital and insurance company.


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Dr. Martin Makary is a surgeon at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He and his colleagues published a study online this week in the Journal for Health ...

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