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Dr. Marty Makary

Dr. Makary is a surgical oncologist at Johns Hopkins specializing in pancreas surgery and an associate professor of Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Makary's clinical work centers on minimally-invasive cancer surgery. He is also an active researcher, focusing on the delivery of health care and public health implications of new medical interventions. Dr. Makary is a frequent medical commentator for CNN and FOX News, and speaks nationally on the subjects of healthcare quality, health policy, and cancer prevention. From his overseas experiences, Dr. Makary founded The Lotus Global Health Foundation®, a non-profit organization which supports humanitarian medical efforts in developing countries. Dr. Makary is the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards, including the Best Teacher Award for Georgetown Medical School. He is the author of “General Surgery Review”, a textbook of surgery, and over 100 scientific publications. His research expertise includes high-risk populations, environmental health, and risk management in medicine. He is internationally recognized for outcomes research and his work has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine and The New York Times.

Read Dr. Marty Makary's latest posts:

Feb 16 2011
Michael Douglas Fights a Tough Cancer with a Great Attitude

Expert Analysis Highlights: Mr. Douglas was diagnosed with an advanced stage cancer at the base of the tongue Douglas tells Matt Lauer that he feels good now that the treatment is over Like many cance...

Oct 12 2010
The ABC’s of Clinical Trials
Sep 12 2010
How Do I Get My Medical Records?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Below are a few basic principles that will allow you to know your rights and get the records you need The most critical medical records in your cancer care are usually your...

Sep 7 2010
Should I Travel Far to Get the Best Chemo or Radiation?
Jul 7 2010
The Day Before Surgery
Jul 6 2010
Does Soda Cause Cancer?

Expert Analysis Highlights: While drinks like soda are notoriously loaded with sugar, the direct impact on pancreas cancer remains unknown Attention on drinks and cancer began when a flawed study from...

Jun 23 2010
Nutrition Tips During Cancer Treatment

Here’s some helpful information from our companion website, Here are some hints to keep in mind to help you get the nutrition you need while you are undergoing cancer treatm...

Apr 20 2010
Laparoscopic Whipple?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Advances in technology and instrumentation has allowed surgeons to approach tumors previously thought to be impossible to remove with laparoscopy The reason why only a few ...

Apr 20 2010
The Cancer Prevention Diet

Expert Analysis Highlights: Certain types of cancer like colon cancer have a slight association with a high-fat diet Avoid hydrogenated and trans fats, and seek out Omega 3 or Free Range products in y...