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 TV 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.
- 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.
- Update on Coronavirus: What’s Next and How to Adapt Your Business
Every company, especially non-hospitals, is scrambling to get good guidance in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly accurate information. As a leading healthcare expert and surgeon at Johns Hopkins, Makary will educate organizations on the latest and what’s about to break – and clear through the misinformation that’s coming from some government officials and departments. Makary will be available to provide consultations and present via remote teleconference.
- 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.
- 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.