Health Care Futurist, Best-Selling Author; NBC News & FOX News Medical Commentator; Johns Hopkins Surgeon and Professor of Public Health
Dr. Marty Makary is a New York Times best-selling author and leading voice for transparency in health care. He is the recipient of the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award for The Price We Pay.
A professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Makary has published over 250 scientific articles on the re-design of health care, medical innovation, and vulnerable populations. He has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and is Editor-in-Chief of Medpage Today. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today and is a frequent medical commentator.
Clinically, Dr. Makary practices pancreas surgery and has pioneered novel operations at Johns Hopkins. He is the recipient of the Nobility in Science Award from the National Pancreas Foundation and has been a visiting professor at over 20 medical schools.
Health Care Leadership
Dr. Makary was the lead author of the original publications on the surgery checklist and later served in leadership roles at the World Health Organization. Dr. Makary is the chairman of the African Mission Healthcare medical advisory board and leads several health care collaboratives. His current research focuses on the underlying causes of disease and relationship-based medicine.
His book Unaccountable turned into the T.V. series The Resident and his newest best-selling book The Price We Pay has been described by Don Berwick as “a deep dive into the real issues driving up the price of health care” and by Steve Forbes as “A must-read for every American”. He speaks nationally and internationally on the appropriateness of care, lifestyle choices that influence health outcomes, employee health benefits design, and health care costs.
Update on Coronavirus: What’s Next and How to Adapt Your Business
Every company, especially non-hospitals, is scrambling to get good guidance in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly accurate information. As a leading healthcare expert and surgeon at Johns Hopkins, Makary will educate organizations on the latest and what's about to break – and clear through the misinformation that's coming from some government officials and departments. Makary will be available to provide consultations and present via remote teleconference.
The Future of Healthcare
Using entertaining stories, Dr. Makary advocates for non-partisan, common-sense ways to address medicine’s challenges. He correlates the history of American medicine with it’s modern day conundrums. Healthcare is complex and it’s 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 it’s 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 Medicine's 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?
All Marty Makary, MD Books
The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care–And How to Fix ItPurchase Book
Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health CarePurchase Book
Mama Maggie (International Edition): The Untold Story of One Woman’s Mission to Love the Forgotten Children of Egypt’s Garbage SlumsPurchase Book
Dr. Makary's presentation was very well received with enthusiastic participation in the Q&A that followed. Marty is an excellent speaker that presents the healthcare clinical care, cost/financial and quality of care topics in a manner that is both thought provoking and humorous. One might ask how these topics could be humorous but he did a great job of weaving stories and pundits into his material and it was most enlightening, thought provoking and entertaining. Simply excellent! We were fortunate to have him as a speaker and I am fortunate to know of yet another surgeon with outstanding credentials who lives in DC and practices at JHHS. If you haven't heard him speak personally, I would highly recommend it.
- | HSRC and McKenna Foundation at ASU
Marty Makary was simply superb! His talk was incredibly engaging and a perfect start to the meeting. I could not have hoped for better.
- | Pediatrix Medical Group