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

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  • Chief, Islet Transplant Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery


Abdominal Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy, Bile Duct Surgery, Distal Pancreatectomy, Frey Procedure, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gastrointestinal Tumors, General Surgery, Geriatric Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery, Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreatic Tumors, Pancreatitis, Stomach Tumors, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL), Whipple Procedure more

Research Interests

Public Health, Medicare & Medicaid Policy; Antimicrobial Resistance; Covid-19; Special Issues of Older and Vulnerable Americans; Access to Care; Cancer Navigation; Research Evaluation of Medical and Surgical Interventions; Employer-Based Health Care Design; Insurance Reform; Best Practices Dissemination; and Payment Reform more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
600 N. Wolfe Street
Osler Building, Suite 624
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-502-6845 | Fax: 443-769-1276
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-502-6845 | Fax: 443-769-1276
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center) - Google Maps


Dr. Marty Makary is a surgeon and public policy researcher at Johns Hopkins University. He writes for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Unaccountable and The Price We Pay. Dr. Makary served in leadership at the World Health Organization Patient Safety Program and has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Clinically, Dr. Makary is the chief of Islet Transplant Surgery at Johns Hopkins. He is the recipient of the Nobility in Science Award from the National Pancreas Foundation and has been a visiting professor at over 25 medical schools. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has served as on several editorial boards.

Dr. Makary is the recipient of the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award by the Association of Business Journalists for his most recent book, The Price We Pay. It has been 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 serves as a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a professor, by courtesy, at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. His current research focuses on the underlying causes of disease, public policy, health care costs, and relationship-based medicine. more



  • MD; Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (1998)


  • Surgery; MedStar Health (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery-General) (2006)
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