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

Biography
John 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. 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.
Twitter: @JohnMeara

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

 

Correction to: Global surgery and the World Health Organization: indispensable partners to achieve triple billion goals.
Authors: Authors: Reddy CL, Patterson RH, Caddell L, Gelb AW, Jumbam DT, Romanzi L, Wasserman I, Meara JG.
Can J Anaesth
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Unicoronal Synostosis.
Authors: Authors: Weng F, Meara JG, Dagi LR.
J Pediatr
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In reply: Clarifying surgery and anesthesia partnerships in response to global surgery and the World Health Organization.
Authors: Authors: Reddy CL, Caddell L, Gelb AW, Jumbam DT, Patterson RH, Romanzi L, Meara JG.
Can J Anaesth
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How Should We Decide Whether and When Some Care Is Better Than No Care?
Authors: Authors: Koch R, Meara JG, Wall AE.
AMA J Ethics
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Making all deaths after surgery count.
Authors: Authors: Meara JG, Leather AJM, Farmer PE.
Lancet
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Global surgery and the World Health Organization: indispensable partners to achieve triple billion goals.
Authors: Authors: Reddy CL, Patterson RH, Caddell L, Gelb AW, Jumbam DT, Romanzi L, Wasserman I, Meara JG.
Can J Anaesth
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Time-driven activity-based costing of total knee replacements in Karachi, Pakistan.
Authors: Authors: Khan RM, Albutt K, Qureshi MA, Ansari Z, Drevin G, Mukhopadhyay S, Khan MA, Chinoy MA, Meara J, Hussain H.
BMJ Open
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Meeting the SDG challenge to end fistula and preventable childbirth-related morbidity and mortality.
Authors: Authors: Romanzi L, Meara JG, Anastasi E, Knuttson AT.
Lancet Glob Health
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Perioperative Mortality Rates as a Health Metric for Acute Abdominal Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Future Recommendations.
Authors: Authors: Felizaire MR, Paradis T, Beckett A, Fata P, Grushka J, Johnson W, Khwaja K, Meara JG, Ndayisaba G, Prakash I, Razek T, Somprasong T, Wong E, Yohannan P, Deckelbaum DL.
World J Surg
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Comment on "Encouraging a bare minimum while striving for the gold standard: a response to the updated WHO-WFSA guidelines".
Authors: Authors: Peters AW, Meara JG, Makasa EM, Johnson WD.
Can J Anaesth
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