Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Professor of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Chief, Johns Hopkins Center for Islet Transplantation Surgery
Dr. Makary is The New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable, a book about patient safety, and a leading voice for physicians as a writer for The Wall Street Journal and TIME Magazine. He is a surgical oncologist specializing in pancreatic surgery and serves as chief of Islet Transplantation Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Makary is the creator of The Surgery Checklist and led the World Health Organization workgroup to measure surgical quality worldwide. He currently serves as executive director of “Improving Wisely”, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project to lower health care costs by addressing unnecessary medical care.
Dr. Makary is a frequent medical commentator and has testified to congress on the need for patient-centeredness in health care. He has published over 200 scientific publications and speaks nationally and internationally on quality and safety in health care.