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Marty Makary, Speaker

Marty Makary

    • Johns Hopkins Surgeon and Professor of Health Policy
    • NBC News & FOX News Medical Commentator
    • Health Care Futurist and New York Times Bestselling Author
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Maryland

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

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

Johns Hopkins' Dr. Marty Makary on coronavirus (3/10/20)

Johns Hopkins' Dr. Marty Makary on coronavirus (3/10/20)

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

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

Interview, Johns Hopkins

Interview, Johns Hopkins

Dr. Marty Makary is a health care futurist, Johns Hopkins surgeon, and Professor of Public Health. Makary is a frequent medical commentator on NBC and FOX News and a leading voice for physicians, writing for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He advises policy leaders at the highest levels of government on health care and leads an advocacy effort to re-build the public trust in American hospitals.

Dr. Makary is a champion of lifestyle medicine and the re-design of how people interface with the health care system. As gastrointestinal surgeon, he is a strong proponent of healthy foods and the impact of the microbiome on health.

His bestselling book The Price We Pay is a call to re-build the public trust in the medical profession.  He advocates for the new movement of relationship-based clinics that spend time with patients to address the social, economic, and lifestyle determinants of health.  His book 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.  His previous bestselling book Unaccountable was adapted for television into the hit medical series The Resident.

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. He is the Editor-in-Chief of MedPage Today and speaks frequently the future of health and health care. His current research focuses on the appropriateness of medical care and the impact of the health care cost crisis on low-income populations.  Using a non-partisan approach, Dr. Makary explains the current billing-throughput system of medical care and explains how the disruptors who are revolutionizing the way we get care.

Dr. Makary was the lead author the Surgical Checklist and later served in leadership with Atul Gawande on the World Health Organization Surgery Checklist project. Makary has published more than 250 scientific articles, including articles on organizational culture in health care, price and quality transparency, and public health.

For more information on Dr. Marty Makary, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau at 901.754.9404.

*VIRTUAL-Update on Coronavirus: What’s next and how to plan
Dr. Makary, a leading public health expert at Johns Hopkins and Editor-in-Chief of MedPage Today, reviews the latest on the coronavirus and what organizations can do to prepare for the growing epidemic. Using plain English, he interprets the current data from overseas and U.S. studies projecting the impact in the U.S. Dr. Makary also reviews best practices of employee policies and how to adapt your business to deal with the epidemic in real-time.

 

Preparing for the future of COVID-19
Dr. Makary will review the latest science and data on the coronavirus and discuss the impact of climate, seasonality, travel, and population density on it’s spread. He will also explain why the models were wrong and how organizations and individuals can plan for a new normal. While the characteristics of a second wave represent uncharted waters, Dr. Makary summarizes the leading viewpoints from top scholars based on their clinical wisdom and epidemiological history to anticipate a range of what to expect next. He will also review the latest in therapeutics including some promising treatments that are being crafted at top universities around the world.

 

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 its modern-day conundrums.  Healthcare is complex and its problems can be difficult to solve.  Dr. Makary uses first-hand stories to illustrate the decision points that await policymakers 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 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 makes us healthy.  He challenges the status quo teachings and advocates for a holistic approach to living long.

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?

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 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.

 

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

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” 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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