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Opening Keynote

Dr Martin Makary

Marty Makary, MD

New York Times bestselling author
Johns Hopkins University Professor of Public Health

Tuesday, Oct. 20 | 11:00am-Noon

Dr. Makary is a health care futurist, surgeon at Johns Hopkins Medicine, and professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins University. He is a frequent medical commentator on NBC and FOX News and a leading voice for physicians, writing for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He advises policy leaders at the highest levels of government on health care and leads an advocacy effort to rebuild public trust in American hospitals.

Dr. Makary is a champion of lifestyle medicine and the redesign of how people interface with the health care system. As a gastrointestinal surgeon, he is a strong proponent of healthy foods and the impact of the microbiome on health. Dr. Makary advises several businesses on how to find quality care and use a holistic approach to healthy living.

His book, "The Price We Pay", focuses on rebuilding the public trust in the medical profession. He advocates for the new movement of relationship-based clinics that spend time with patients to address the social, economic, and lifestyle determinants of health. In the book, Dr. Makary also exposes the leading health care story of 2019 — the practice of hospitals suing patients, a practice he has led to fight against which has resulted in many hospitals stopping all lawsuits against patients.

Dr. Makary has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and named one of America’s 20 most influential people in health care by Health Leaders magazine. He speaks frequently on health policy and how everyday Americans and business leaders can get a better deal on their health care.