Marty Makary, M.D.
- U.S. Health Care Economics
- U.S. Health Care Policy
- Global Health
- Fitness and Wellness
- Health Care Sciences
Audience & Industry
- The Health Care Industry
Leading healthcare expert and renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon Marty Makary, M.D. discusses the future of health care and the importance of transparency in making the most informed decisions for our well-being.
Dr. Makary is a New York Times bestselling author and Johns Hopkins surgeon. His book, The Price We Pay, has been described as “A must-read for every American” by Steve Forbes and “a deep dive into the real issues driving up the price of health care” by Don Berwick. Makary is a frequent medical expert on NBC and FOX News and is a leading voice for physicians, writing for The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Dr. Makary was the lead author of the first publication on The Surgical Checklist and later served in leadership with Atul Gawande on the World Health Organization Surgery Checklist project. Makary has published over 250 scientific articles, including articles on organizational culture, vulnerable populations, and opioid prescribing guidelines. As a gastrointestinal surgeon, he is also an advocate for healthy food and lifestyle medicine.
Dr. Makary has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and named one of America’s 20 most influential people in health care by Health Leaders Magazine. Dr. Makary speaks frequently on the future of health care and what it means for everyday Americans, business leaders, and health care professionals. His current research focuses on the appropriateness of medical care, health care costs, drug prices and low-income populations. His book, Unaccountable, was turned into the hit TV medical series The Resident, and his newest book, The Price We Pay, tells the stories of health care’s disruptive innovators and the new movement to restore medicine to its mission.
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?
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 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?
Understanding "Obamacare": Navigating the future of Healthcare
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
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
Dr. Marty Makary spoke at the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s 2015 Virginia Patient Safety Summit in Richmond, Virginia. The evaluations for his presentation were outstanding. “Some of the attendees comments: Fantastic, Best Speaker, Excellent Presentation, Great! Awesome! Engaging, with Sense of Humor! EXCELLENT AND INSPIRING!, Wonderful, Best of the Conference, Excellent Presenter”. Overall the response was a big WOW!! Dr. Makary is a pleasure to work with for any event!Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
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