Dr. Marty Makary
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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.
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.
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