GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Meara's interests and innovation activities lie in the areas of craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip and cleft palate, but he has a particular interest in augmenting the delivery of quality surgical and anesthesia care in low-resource settings through long term capacity building. He is involved in multiple global surgery projects looking at the burden of surgical disease, the surgical capacity and health systems building in low-resource environments, surgical education and the economic impact of untreated surgical disease. He is also interested in value based health care and implementation science research, including time driven activity based cost research and outcomes research. Dr. Meara has led several ICHOM projects focusing on outcomes reporting and international benchmarking. Since 2008, he has directed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship program in collaboration with Partners In Health. Its purpose is to strengthen global surgical systems through a combination of research, advocacy, and implementation science as well as train leaders who will further promote surgical care, education, and research pertinent to global surgery.
John G. Meara is the director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Meara serves as the Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief of the Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital. He is Co-Chair for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and is a commissioner on the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era.
Dr. Meara received his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School and the D.M.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and his M.B.A. from Melbourne Business School. He completed residencies in otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and in plastic surgery and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. He then completed his fellowship in cleft and craniofacial surgery at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He was a cleft and craniofacial surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and then returned to the RCH as Chief of Plastic Surgery in 2003. Prior to returning to Boston in 2006, Dr. Meara was Chief of Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The Revolution That Global Health Security Needs, June 4, 2017
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, June 1, 2017
BMJ Glob Health, May 24, 2017
BMJ global health, May 18, 2017
The Economic Case for Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings, May 3, 2017
World journal of surgery, May 1, 2017
Annals of surgery, April 7, 2017
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, April 1, 2017
BMJ global health, December 16, 2016
BMJ global health, December 8, 2016
Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital
Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children's HospitalAssistant to Dr. Meara: Kathryn WallPhone: (617) 432-6113