Dr. Marty Makary discusses his book UNACCOUNTABLE
Dr. Marty Makary is the New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable, a 2012 Library Journal “Book of the Year”—a book about how transparency is revolutionizing medicine and empowering patients. He is a leading healthcare expert and was the lead author of the original publications on the surgery checklist. He led the World Health Organization technical workgroup on developing metrics to measure surgical quality worldwide. Dr. Makary is a gastrointestinal surgeon, researcher and associate professor of health policy & management at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Makary is a medical commentator for CNN and FOX News and speaks on a wide variety of current health topics. A dynamic public speaker, he received the “Best Teacher” award for Georgetown University Medical School. His current efforts focus on common-sense reforms for healthcare and transparency of medical information. He is the author of over 150 publications on medical quality and health policy. Dr. Makary is the recipient of grants from the Department of Health & Human Services to study surgical outcomes and is currently funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) to implement an intervention to decrease surgical complications in 100 American College of Surgeons participating hospitals. He serves on the leadership council of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). In 2013, Dr. Makary was named one of the “20 Most Influential Leaders in American Healthcare” by Health Leaders Magazine.
As a surgeon, he practices laparoscopic surgical oncology and gastrointestinal surgery. He is the director of the Johns Hopkins Pancreas Islet Transplantation Center. He lives in the Washington D.C. area.
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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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