Mark George Shrime
Mark George Shrime, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology; Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Mark G. Shrime, MD MPH PhD FACS is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and of Global Health and Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of Research at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and an otolaryngologist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a contributor to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, the Disease Control Priorities surgical volume, and a member of the Global Burden of Disease 2013-2017 expert panel.

Dr. Shrime received his MD from the University of Texas in 2001. Medical school was followed by a residency in otolaryngology through Columbia and Cornell, a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Toronto, and a second fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery, also at the University of Toronto. He went on to get an MPH in global health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2011, and a PhD in health policy from Harvard in 2015, where his dissertation focused on financial risk and equity in surgery.

Since 2008, Dr. Shrime has been working as a surgeon with Mercy Ships throughout west and central Africa and has worked in Haiti and Saudi Arabia. Academically, his primary focus is on surgical delivery, where he has a specific interest in the intersection of health and impoverishment. His work aims to determine optimal policies and platforms for surgical delivery that maximize health benefits while simultaneously minimizing the risk of financial catastrophe faced by patients and families attempting to access surgical care. He has a secondary interest in decision-making at the end of life.



Primary appointment: Assistant professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Secondary appointment: Assistant professor of GHSM, HMS

Predicted effect of regionalised delivery care on neonatal mortality, utilisation, financial risk, and patient utility in Malawi: an agent-based modelling analysis.
Authors: Authors: Shrime MG, Iverson KR, Yorlets R, Roder-DeWan S, Gage AD, Leslie H, Malata A.
Lancet Glob Health
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Health Facility Cost of Cesarean Delivery at a Rural District Hospital in Rwanda Using Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing.
Authors: Authors: Odhiambo J, Ruhumuriza J, Nkurunziza T, Riviello R, Shrime M, Lin Y, Rusangwa C, Omondi JM, Toma G, Nyirimodoka A, Mpunga T, Hedt-Gauthier BL.
Matern Child Health J
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Predictors of Obstetric Fistula Repair Outcomes in Lubango, Angola.
Authors: Authors: Bernard L, Giles A, Fabiano S, Giles S, Hudgins S, Olson A, Shrime MG, Feldman S, Riviello R.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can
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Quality of essential surgical care in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of the literature.
Authors: Authors: Saluja S, Mukhopadhyay S, Amundson JR, Silverstein A, Gelman J, Jenny H, Lin Y, Moccia A, Rashad R, Sood R, Raykar NP, Shrime MG.
Int J Qual Health Care
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Morbidity and mortality among patients with head and neck cancer in the emergency department: A national perspective.
Authors: Authors: Kligerman MP, Sethi RKV, Kozin ED, Gray ST, Shrime MG.
Head Neck
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Operative volume and surgical case distribution in Uganda's public sector: a stratified randomized evaluation of nationwide surgical capacity.
Authors: Authors: Albutt K, Punchak M, Kayima P, Namanya DB, Shrime MG.
BMC Health Serv Res
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The need to collect, aggregate, and analyze global anesthesia and surgery data.
Authors: Authors: Juran S, Gruendl M, Marks IH, Broer PN, Guzman JM, Davies J, Shrime M, Johnson W, Holmer H, Peck G, Makasa E, Hagander L, Klug SJ, Meara JG, Gelb AW, Ljungman D.
Can J Anaesth
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Who is pirating medical literature? A bibliometric review of 28 million Sci-Hub downloads.
Authors: Authors: Till BM, Rudolfson N, Saluja S, Gnanaraj J, Samad L, Ljungman D, Shrime M.
Lancet Glob Health
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Evaluating the collection, comparability and findings of six global surgery indicators.
Authors: Authors: Holmer H, Bekele A, Hagander L, Harrison EM, Kamali P, Ng-Kamstra JS, Khan MA, Knowlton L, Leather AJM, Marks IH, Meara JG, Shrime MG, Smith M, Søreide K, Weiser TG, Davies J.
Br J Surg
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Latent class analysis of the social determinants of health-seeking behaviour for delivery among pregnant women in Malawi.
Authors: Authors: Yorlets RR, Iverson KR, Leslie HH, Gage AD, Roder-DeWan S, Nsona H, Shrime MG.
BMJ Glob Health
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