Dr. Makary specializes in laparoscopic pancreas surgery and directs the Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Makary is the Mark Ravitch Chair in Gastrointestinal Surgery and an active researcher in both minimally-invasive surgery and health services research.

He completed his education at Bucknell College, Thomas Jefferson University, and Harvard University and his general surgery residency at Georgetown University. He then completed advanced training in pancreas surgery at Johns Hopkins before joining the faculty as a GI surgeon. His clinical interests include minimally-invasive surgery for abdominal tumors and the association of frailty and risk in older surgical patients. Dr. Makary speaks nationally on new technology in surgical care, quality and safety in medicine, and health policy.

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Pancreas Surgery
Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy
GIST tumors
Optimizing Surgery in the Elderly
Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology


Society of Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeon
American Board of Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Society of University Surgeons


Martin A. Makary M.D., M.P.H
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Osler Building, Rm 624
Baltimore, MD, 21287 USA
Work 410-502-6845
Fax 410-955-8110