John Gerard Meara
John Gerard Meara, MD, DMD, MBA
Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the field of Global Surgery, Professor of Surgery

Research
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.

Research Interests

BiographyJohn G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA is the Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery, Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, and Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery 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 was Co-Chair for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and was a commissioner on the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era, and the Lancet Oncology Commission.   He currently serves as a commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Diagnostics.  In 2008 he created the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship program. 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. 

Affiliations
Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital

Affiliations
Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital

Contact Information
Harvard Medical School
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
641 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Boston Children's Hospital
Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery

Assistant
Reema Chapatwala

 

Outcomes of a multicomponent safe surgery intervention in Tanzania's Lake Zone: a prospective, longitudinal study.
Authors: Authors: Alidina S, Menon G, Staffa SJ, Alreja S, Barash D, Barringer E, Cainer M, Citron I, DiMeo A, Ernest E, Fitzgerald L, Ghandour H, Gruendl M, Hellar A, Jumbam DT, Katoto A, Kelly L, Kisakye S, Kuchukhidze S, Lama T, Lodge Ii W, Maina E, Massaga F, Mazhiqi A, Meara JG, Mshana S, Nason I, Reynolds C, Reynolds C, Segirinya H, Simba D, Smith V, Strader C, Sydlowski M, Tibyehabwa L, Tinuga F, Troxel A, Ulisubisya M, Varallo J, Wurdeman T, Zanial N, Zurakowski D, Kapologwe N, Maongezi S.
Int J Qual Health Care
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Global and regional overview of the inclusion of paediatric surgery in the national health plans of 124 countries: an ecological study.
Authors: Authors: Landrum K, Cotache-Condor CF, Liu Y, Truche P, Robinson J, Thompson N, Granzin R, Ameh E, Bickler S, Samad L, Meara J, Rice HE, Smith ER.
BMJ Open
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Potentially Avertable Child Mortality Associated with Surgical Workforce Scale-up in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Global Study.
Authors: Authors: Truche P, Botelho F, Bowder AN, Levis AW, Greenberg SLM, Smith E, Corlew S, Bickler S, Rice HE, Ameh EA, Meara JG, Poenaru D, Mooney DP.
World J Surg
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Empowering Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, and Obstetricians to Incorporate Environmental Sustainability in the Operating Room.
Authors: Authors: Yates EF, Bowder AN, Roa L, Velin L, Goodman AS, Nguyen LL, McClain CD, Meara JG, Cooper Z.
Ann Surg
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Access to Essential Surgical Care in Chiapas, Mexico: A System-Wide Geospatial Analysis.
Authors: Authors: Carrillo-Villaseñor F, Fowler Z, Moeller E, Roa L, Macias V, Koch R, Mohar S, Caddell L, Cervantes S, Mathews I, Riviello R, Cervantes-Trejo A, Meara JG, Uribe-Leitz T.
World J Surg
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Applying the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) Framework to Safe Surgery 2020 Implementation in Tanzania's Lake Zone.
Authors: Authors: Alidina S, Zanial N, Meara JG, Barash D, Buberwa L, Chirangi B, Hellar A, Kisakye S, Mazhiqi A, Mnyonyela W, Nyanda MP, Reynolds C, Tinuga F, Kapologwe NA, Maongezi S.
J Am Coll Surg
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Evaluating Surgical Decision-making in Nonsyndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis Using a Digital 3D Model.
Authors: Authors: Hughes CD, Langa O, Nuzzi L, Staffa SJ, Proctor M, Meara JG, Ganske IM.
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open
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Development and content validation of the Safe Surgery Organizational Readiness Tool: A quality improvement study.
Authors: Authors: Hayirli TC, Meara JG, Barash D, Chirangi B, Hellar A, Kenemo B, Kissima I, Maongezi S, Reynolds C, Samky H, Ulisubisya M, Varallo JE, Warinner CB, Alidina S, Kapologwe NA.
Int J Surg
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The Plastic Surgery Workforce and Its Role in Low-income Countries.
Authors: Authors: Truche P, Moeller E, Wurdeman T, Zimmerman K, Cruz N, Nakarmi K, Rai SM, Eado Y, Pompermaier L, Meara JG, Corlew DS.
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open
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Osteoarthritis in 2020 and beyond.
Authors: Authors: Pigeolet M, Jayaram A, Park KB, Meara JG.
Lancet
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