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Dr. Marty Makary

Dr. Marty Makary

    • Health Care Futurist, New York Times Bestselling Author
    • NBC News & FOX News Medical Commentator
    • Johns Hopkins Surgeon and Professor of Health Policy
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$15,000 - $20,000

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Maryland

Dr. Marty Makary discusses his book UNACCOUNTABLE

Dr. Marty Makary discusses his book UNACCOUNTABLE

Interview, Johns Hopkins

Interview, Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins’ Professor and "Unaccountable" Author, Marty Makary, MD

Johns Hopkins’ Professor and "Unaccountable" Author, Marty Makary, MD

Martin A. Makary, MD, MPH: Measure What Matters: Asking the Tough Questions - Quality Talks 2017

Martin A. Makary, MD, MPH: Measure What Matters: Asking the Tough Questions - Quality Talks 2017

Dr. Marty 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.

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. 


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.


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.

Creating a Culture of Safety
Dr. Makary, known as an international expert in patient safety, served in a leadership role at the United Nations World Health Organization for the Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative. In this program he discusses why he is an advocate for transparency in medicine and common-sense solutions to healthcare’s problems, such as The Surgical Checklist, which he developed at Johns Hopkins, and which was popularized in Atul Gawande’s best-selling book “Checklist Manifesto.” He further talks about transparency in healthcare and in 2013, Makary testified to the U.S. Congress on the need for more transparency in healthcare, including access of data to medical researchers, repeal of the SGR, and the release of government funded research to the public.


Understanding "Obamacare": Navigating the future of Healthcare

Interpreting the new law for your family, business and the future of medicine

The Affordable Care Act allowed many provisions to be written and clarified over the years after its passage.  A professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Makary provides an entertaining and informative non-partisan overview of how “Obamacare” that will impact every business and every person in America.  On a day-to-day level, the new law changes the way we will all interface with our doctor, hospital and insurance company.

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