Dr. Marty Makary
Dr. Marty Makary is a Johns Hopkins surgeon and leading expert in patient safety. He was the creator of the Surgical Checklist later popularized in the book The Checklist Manifesto. He served on the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Surgery Checklist workgroup and chaired the W.H.O. technical workgroup on measuring surgical quality worldwide.
Dr. Makary writes for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and TIME Magazine. He is a medical commentator for FOX News and NBC’s TODAY show, where he highlights the top research studies in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book Unaccountable about doctor-led efforts to fix healthcare, and his newest book, Mama Maggie about a Nobel Prize nominee from the Middle East.
At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Makary is chief of Islet Transplantation Surgery and is a professor of Health Policy & Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2006, Dr. Makary was named the Mark Ravitch endowed Chair of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins, and in 2010 was named Director of Surgical Quality & Safety at Johns Hopkins. Last year, Dr. Makary was named to America’s 20 Most Influential People in Health Care by Health Leaders Magazine.
Dr. Makary completed his education at Bucknell University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Harvard University and completed his general surgery residency at Georgetown University and further sub-specialty training in GI and cancer surgery at Johns Hopkins.