John Gerard Meara, D.M.D., M.D.
Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the field of Global Surgery, Professor of Surgery
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery-Enders 114
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the field of Global Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Global Health and Social Medicine
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.
Available: 10/15/17, Expires: 10/15/18
Global Surgery Research Positions at the PGSSC
The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School is dedicated to addressing the burden of surgical disease across the globe through a combination of surgical training, research, and advocacy efforts that focus on the needs of low- and middle-income countries. Current efforts include building surgical and research capacity with our international collaborators in Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, the Middle East, and several countries in South America. We work closely with Partners in Health and local sister organizations to study and address global surgery needs.
Within this program, medical students work as research associates for a period of one year to support the mission of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. Research associates will work alongside faculty, surgical residents, and fellows conducting global surgery research, advocacy, and capacity-building projects. Individuals in this position are afforded the opportunity to work independently on research projects, gain a background in global health and surgery as well as public health, and travel internationally to support the ongoing projects of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change.
More Info: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d9a674_e6aa1c584f8448ada15f76f357f253cd.pdf
Contact: Kate Wall - Kathryn.Wall@childrens.harvard.edu
Value-based health care – Process mapping, outcome measurement and cost estimation for patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) at Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB)
Full Time, 06/01/11 - 05/31/12
The shortage of surgeons, obstetricians and anesthesiologist in low- and middle- income countries
Full Time/Year Long, 07/02/13 - 06/30/13
Surgical care delivery and operative capacity at the major academic referral hospital in Liberia
Full Time/Year Long, 07/02/12 - 06/28/13
General Surgery and Urologic Burden of Disease in Haiti's central plateau
International, 09/27/10 - 05/20/11
Cost effectiveness of providing surgical care at a district level hospital in rural Rwanda
International, 06/01/11 - 07/01/12
Macromastia in Adolescent Girls
Summer, 06/15/09 - 08/07/09
Driving Value Into Healthcare: Plagiocephaly & Time-Driven Activity Based Costing
Full Time/Year Long, 09/01/12 - 09/01/13
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