Dr. Marty Makary practices surgical oncology and advanced laparoscopic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is a professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Recent Articles


The Today Show | Having a black box in operating rooms might help save lives

December 15, 2019

Technology similar to black boxes on planes is being used in the operating room to test if it can help save the lives of patients. NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres explains in this week’s Sunday Spotlight.

Newsweek | No Industry Hides Pricing From Its Customers Like Healthcare Does - This Has to Stop

October 02, 2019

Imagine if travel websites listed flights with no prices, as airline companies argued that they simply can't know the price before you fly.

USA Today | We spend about half our federal tax dollars on health care. That's ridiculous.

September 16, 2019

Politicians make lots of promises on health care. Maybe they should promise to get rid of waste.

MedPage Today | I Shed My White Coat to Find the Healthcare Bloat

September 12, 2019

Johns Hopkins surgeon details what has gone wrong in the health care industry and offers pathways to fix it. 

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