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Martin Adel Makary, M.D., M.P.H.

Surgical Director, Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreas Clinic
Professor of Surgery

Male  | Languages: English, Arabic

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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Surgical Director, Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreas Clinic
  • Chief, Minimally-Invasive Pancreas Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes


  • Surgery - Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

600 N. Wolfe Street
Osler Building, Suite 624
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-6845
Fax: 410-955-8110

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-6845
Fax: 410-955-8110

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016 map


Abdominal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy, Bile Duct Surgery, Distal Pancreatectomy, Frey Procedure, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gastrointestinal Tumors, General Surgery, Geriatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Stomach Tumors, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, Whipple Procedure, Whipple Procedure, Laparoscopic

Research Interests

Operative Risk Assessment in the Elderly; Cancer Therapy; Minimally-Invasive Surgery; Health Services Research; Occupational Safety; Diabetes; Obesity


Dr. Martin "Marty" Makary is chief of minimally-invasive pancreas surgery and has pioneered new pancreas operations at Johns Hopkins, including laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy, laparoscopic Whipple, and laparoscopic islet autotransplantation to prevent postoperative diabetes. Dr. Makary is among the few highest-volume laparoscopic pancreas surgeons in the U.S.

In addition to a busy clinical practice, Dr. Makary is a professor of Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health. His work focuses on medical quality, patient safety and special issues of elderly patients. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. He is a frequent television medical commentator and speaks nationally on quality and safety in healthcare and the future of medicine. Dr. Makary was the lead author of the original scientific articles describing the surgical checklist and served in leadership roles at the United Nations W.H.O. Safe Surgery Saves Lives Initiative. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Unaccountable, a book about physician-led efforts to increase transparency and improve quality in healthcare. In 2014, he was named to America’s 40 Smartest People in Healthcare by Becker’s Magazine.

Dr. Makary completed his education at Bucknell University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Harvard University and completed his general surgery training at Georgetown University and further sub-specialty training in pancreas surgery and surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Makary provides next-day appointments and remote telephone consultations for patients with pancreas and GI tumors or patients with jaundice. Patients from outside of the U.S. and patients seeking remote consultations should mail a CD rom of their most recent CT scan to Dr. Makary directly Halsted 610, 600 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore MD 21287. Patients with metastatic disease in the liver should see a medical oncologist first. Dr. Makary does not serve as an expert witness in malpractice claims. more

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