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 the global surgical burden of disease and improving health outcomes. He is involved in several projects looking at the burden of surgical disease, the surgical capacity assessment, the use of technology for post-operative patient management and the economic impact of untreated surgical disease. Since 2008, he has directed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship program in collaboration with Partners In Health. Its purpose is to 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 and is chairman of the executive committee of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program. Dr. Meara serves as the chief of the Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.
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. 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. Following a fellowship in cleft and craniofacila surgery at Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, he completed the M.B.A. program, graduating from Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne.
Annals of plastic surgery, November 1, 1999
Annals of plastic surgery, June 1, 1999
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, April 1, 1999
American journal of otolaryngology, July 1, 1998
The Laryngoscope, February 1, 1998
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, June 1, 1997
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, February 1, 1997
Facial Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive, Editor: Mack Cheney, January 1, 1997
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, July 1, 1996
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, July 1, 1996
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