Marty Makary

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

Dr. Makary is a leading advocate for health care innovation, writing in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has written extensively on organizational culture, how science can save health care, and health care reform.  He is the creator of The Surgery Checklist, developed at Johns Hopkins and popularized in the book the Checklist Manifesto. Dr. Makary has been named to America’s 20 Most Influential People in Health Care and Smartest People in Healthcare List by Becker’s Review. 

Dr. Makary is the author of Mama Maggie—a book about his aunt, a nobel prize nominee—and Unaccountable, a book about health care transparency and Library Journal Book of the Year.  A leading voice for doctors, he leads the national “Improving Wisely” project to lower health care costs in America. He is a frequent medical commentator of NBC and FOX News, commenting on policy and interpreting the latest health research for everyday folks.  Using colorful stories and humor, Makary explains how innovation is shaping the future of health care.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Culture, Futurist, Health & Wellness, Healthcare

  • Travels From:

    Maryland

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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

Dr. Marty Makary discusses his book UNACCOUNTABLE

Dr. Makary is a leading advocate for health care innovation, writing in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has written extensively on organizational culture, how science can save health care, and health care reform.  He is the creator of The Surgery Checklist, developed at Johns Hopkins and popularized in the book the Checklist Manifesto. Dr. Makary has been named to America’s 20 Most Influential People in Health Care and Smartest People in Healthcare List by Becker’s Review. 

Dr. Makary is the author of Mama Maggie—a book about his aunt, a nobel prize nominee—and Unaccountable, a book about health care transparency and Library Journal Book of the Year.  A leading voice for doctors, he leads the national “Improving Wisely” project to lower health care costs in America. He is a frequent medical commentator of NBC and FOX News, commenting on policy and interpreting the latest health research for everyday folks.  Using colorful stories and humor, Makary explains how innovation is shaping the future of health care.

To book Dr. Marty Makary call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Art, Assassination, and America
How Transparency Disrupts and Industry and Changes a Nation

Dr. Makary uses Art and presidential history to describe America’s heritage of transparency.  He explores how transparency has become and American value and how transparency has positively disrupted, and re-define entire industries.  The modern transparency revolution in medicine, from compassionate bedside care big data is explained. Dr. Makary projects what medicine will look like in the coming years in America, in terms of technological innovation and consumer choices.

The Surgery Checklist
Creating a Great Workplace Culture

Dr. Makary is the creator of the original surgery checklist described in the medical literature.  He later worked with Atul Gawande and the World Health Organization to develop the W.H.O. surgery checklist.  He details it’s genesis and the science of creating world-wide buy-in for common-sense innovations.

What Obamacare means for you?
Interpreting the new law for your family, business and the future of medicine

Dr. Makary, a Johns Hopkins professor of Health Policy, breaks down the new health law in an objective, non-partisan way.  Using humor, history, and personal stories as a busy surgeon, he describes the changes coming for both everyday Americans and business leaders.  This informational, yet entertaining, overview has been given to tens of thousands of people with superb reviews from audiences of all persuasions.

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