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John Gerard Meara, D.M.D., M.D.

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University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, INBS1986
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MIMD1990
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PADMD1993
Melbourne Business School, Melbourne AustraliaMBA2004
1986
Phi Beta Kappa
1986
With Highest Honors
1990
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Overview
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

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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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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.