Marty Makary

Public Advisor

Marty Makary, MD, is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Carey School. He also has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and is Editor-in-Chief of Medpage Today. In 2022, Dr. Makary became the Chair of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Medical Advisory Team.

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’s current research focuses on health care transparency and the re-design of health care.

Dr. Makary has published over 250 scientific articles on the redesign of health care, medical innovation, and health equity. His book “Unaccountable” turned into the television series “The Resident.” Dr. Makary is the recipient of the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award for “The Price We Pay”—his newest bestselling book, which was 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.”

Dr. Makary has also written for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today.

In addition, Dr. Makary is the Chairman of the African Mission Healthcare medical advisory board and leads several health care collaboratives. Dr. Makary 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.