Quality Talks 2017 Speaker Announcement: Dr. Marty A. Makary

By Adam O'Neill on July 11, 2017 in Quality Talks

Speaker Announcement


July 11, 2017, Washington, DC

Quality Talks 2017 is proud to announce a tenth speaker!

Martin A. Makary MD, MPH | Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Professor of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Chief, Johns Hopkins Center for Islet Transplantation Surgery

Dr. Marty Makary is a surgical oncologist specializing in minimally-invasive pancreas surgery. At Johns Hopkins he has served as the endowed chair of gastrointestinal surgery, the director of surgical quality and safety and founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center For Surgical Outcomes Research and Clinical Trials. He currently serves as the chief of the Johns Hopkins Center for Islet Transplantation and Executive Director of Improving Wisely, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project to lower health care costs in the U.S. by creating measures of appropriateness in health care.

Dr. Makary is the creator of The Surgery Checklist, publishing its first description and subsequently served on the W.H.O. Safe Surgery Saves Lives committee and led the W.H.O. workgroup to create global measures of surgical quality. He has published over 200 scientific articles and is a leading voice for physicians, writing in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and TIME Magazine. Dr. Makary is The New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable, a book about quality and price transparency in health care.

We look forward to hearing Dr. Makary speak at Quality Talks 2017 on October 16 in Washington, DC.

Quality Talks is a series of stirring, succinct talks by current and emerging health care leaders with ideas about how we can collaboratively improve American health care. In addition to the dynamic and thought-provoking speakers, the event features interactive dialogue among all attendees about advancing the health care system and improving patient care. Last year was sold out and we recommend that everyone register early this year.

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