Three years after the global pandemic and amid a season of increased attention on viral and respiratory illnesses, the world hungered for insights into the trajectory of the health care landscape.
Challenging topics and thought-provoking questions were addressed by Dr. Marty Makary during the latest Policy Maker Breakfasts series hosted by Trinity University in partnership with Bank of America. Makary, with his nonpartisan perspective, visionary thinking and financial foresight, provided an eye-opening analysis.
Drawing on his extensive healthcare career and expertise, Makary delved into the future of health care policy. The sold-out event, held on Feb. 6, proved to be a momentous occasion as attendees explored what the health care system might look like in the next decade.
Makary engaged the audience by unearthing the historical roots of American medicine and connecting them to the complexities of the present day. His pragmatic, unbiased approach to tackling medical challenges resonated with attendees, offering them a unique perspective on the best and worst aspects of the upcoming health care system.
Makary, a distinguished graduate of Bucknell University, Jefferson Medical College and the Harvard School of Public Health, shared his perspective on health care transformation. With a background that includes surgical residency at Georgetown University and sub-specialty training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he has become a stalwart in the field.
As a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a former leader at the World Health Organization, Makary has been instrumental in reshaping health care. Currently serving as a professor and the chief of Islet Transplant Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, he leads an initiative focused on the “redesign of health care” to make it more reliable, more appropriate, and more affordable, especially for vulnerable populations.
With over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles and two New York Times bestselling books, Makary has been a prolific voice on the appropriateness of care, the evaluation of new medical interventions, and health care costs. His most recent book, The Price We Pay, about the high cost of health care and the grassroots movement to increase transparency, won the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award. His prior title, Unaccountable, was turned into the popular TV show “The Resident,” which just completed production after six seasons. Makary was the first editor-in-chief of Medpage Today and is currently on the editorial board of Sensible Medicine. He writes for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post and is a frequent television medical commentator.
Trinity University extends heartfelt thanks to all who attended the event. The engagement and enthusiasm of participants demonstrated a collective commitment to understanding and navigating the ever-changing landscape of health care. Reflecting on this post-event moment, the university looks forward to continuing these essential conversations.
To register for the next Trinity University’s Policy Maker Breakfasts, visit gotu.us/pm.