Dr. Makary is a public health expert and professor of health policy & management at Johns Hopkins. He has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and is a leading voice for physicians, writing for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Dr. Makary's research focuses on the health care supply chain, the scientific evaluation of new medical interventions in medicine, and public health strategies. He is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as editor-in-chief of MedPage Today. 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 cost of health care” by Dr. Don Berwick.
Dr. Makary is a champion of the re-design of how people interface with the health care system. A cancer specialist, he has a strong interest in the epidemiology of cancer, public health strategies to address obesity, the burden of commodities in low-income, frail, and minority communities, and antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Makary is also a strong proponent of healthy foods and the impact of the microbiome on disease.
Dr. Makary has multiple grants to study population health, the appropriateness of medical care, drug prices, and the impact of the health care cost crisis on low-income populations. He has written extensively on the disruptors who are revolutionizing health care.
Dr. Makary was the lead author the original articles describing a surgical checklist and later served in leadership with Atul Gawande on the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Surgery Checklist project. Makary has published more than 250 scientific articles, including articles on health care transparency, public health policy, and health reform.
Honors and Awards
Member, The National Academy of Medicine
Best Teacher Award, Georgetown Univeristy
Nobility in Science Award, National Pancreas Foundation
Dennis Jahnigan Research Award, American Geriatrics Society
Smartest People in Health Care, Becker's Review
Diplomat, American Board of Surgery