Martin Makary, MD, MPH
Dr. Martin Makary is a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a leading expert on healthcare transparency and new models of care delivery, writing for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Dr. Makary has served in leadership roles at the World Health Organization and has published extensively on healthcare quality metrics, payment reform, opioid overprescribing and vulnerable populations. His current research focuses on healthcare costs, the appropriateness of medical care and innovative models of care. Dr. Makary serves as the Executive Director of Improving Wisely, a national collaborative to reduce unnecessary care, and leads the national SOLVE study, a hospital collaborative to reduce opioid overprescribing after surgery. Dr. Makary is a graduate of Bucknell, Thomas Jefferson and Harvard universities. He completed his surgical training at Georgetown University and his fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.