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
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 pancreaticobiliary surgery and surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic. Dr. Makary has pioneered new pancreas operations at Johns Hopkins and nationally, such as laparoscopic pancreatectomy with laparoscopic islet autotransplantation to preserve insulin production and laparoscopic spleen-preserving surgery. 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 an active researcher and health reform advocate. His work focuses on medical quality, patient safety and special issues in elderly patients. He is an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has written for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. He is a frequent guest television medical commentator and speaks nationally on the culture of medicine, teamwork, and the future of healthcare. 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 and The International Union of Risk Management. 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.
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 GI Surgery and Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Makary provides next-day appointments and remote telephone consultations for patients with pancreaticobiliary and GI tumors. 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 at the address below. 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 against doctors, nurses or hospitals.