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John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA

John Meara
Department:
Plastic and Oral Surgery Research
Hospital Title:
Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief
Academic Title:
Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery & Professor of Surgery; Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
CraniosynostosisCleft lip and palateGlobal surgeryTime-driven activity-based costingValue-based health care
Contact:
617-355-4401

Research Overview

As Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Meara provides family-centered care for patients with a wide variety of complex congenital anomalies. Dr. Meara dedicates the majority of his time to direct patient care, and about one-third of this schedule to research and innovation. Dr. Meara is a prominent researcher in cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies, a leader in developing global health and public policy initiatives, and an advocate for continuous improvement in department administration and hospital leadership. 

Clinical Research

As a craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Meara is an expert in cases of cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, encephalocele, and complex Tessier facial cleft. On these topics, Dr. Meara has written over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and has given over 60 local, regional, national and international lectures and invited presentations. Additionally, he is one of the editors of the first edition of Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors by Springer. In the specific area of cleft lip and palate, he has a long history of innovation in surgery, process improvement, and patient experience; he has written over 20 abstracts, manuscripts, chapters, and clinical guidelines on cleft lip and palate management. Currently, Dr. Meara is collaborating with Dr. Matthew Harris (Orthopedic Surgery Research) and Dr. Mark Proctor (Neurosurgery) to study factors related to the development of craniosynostosis. 

Dr. Meara is one of the surgeons at Boston Children’s who has been working to use technology to improve care for complex cases, and to increase patient access to specialists. In 2014, he began utilizing the hospital’s 3-D printer to simulate craniofacial anatomy. These patient-specific 3-D models enable the team to plan and consider multiple approaches for complex cases, and are invaluable as teaching tools. 

Global Surgery Research and Policy

As an advocate for universal access to safe surgery and anesthesia, Dr. Meara leads several programs and initiatives. He serves as Co-Director of the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship program in collaboration with Partners In Health, and Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, which is chaired by Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Meara directly mentors the fellows as they pursue their goals to reduce health disparities among surgical patients in low-resource settings through excellent clinical care, innovative research, and ongoing education. In his global health work, he has delivered over 22 invited presentations, and authored over 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and over 50 abstracts, manuscripts, and educational materials. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the first edition of the Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual: Providing Care in Resource-Limited Settings, the first hands-on textbook of its kind to include sections in each chapter written by frontline providers in low-resource settings. 

As a result of his global surgery experience, he was asked to be a chair for The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, which is comprised of two other co-chairs and 22 commissioners from around the world. Lancet Commissions have a direct impact on health care policy direction in ministries of health, the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and major funding agencies, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundations, USAID, and the World Bank. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was launched in April 2015 in London with the publication by The Lancet of a report of its key recommendations. This publication was accompanied by over 100 publications in 7 academic journals, including a special global surgery edition of The Lancet Global Health with 11 manuscripts, 57 Lancet global surgery abstracts, and 6 global surgery teaching cases created by 5 different schools of business and public health. These related outputs continue to grow. 

Additionally, Dr. Meara is the Project Leader of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) Cleft Lip and Palate Working Group. This is a new international effort to develop standardized outcome measures for cleft care. 

Domestic Healthcare Policy Innovation

Dr. Meara is very active in domestic health care policy leadership as Vice-Chair of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Health Policy Advisory Group. In 2012, Dr. Meara chaired the ACS Medical Liability Summit; outcomes of this meeting were featured in a special edition of the ACS Bulletin. At the 2013 meeting in Washington DC, a health care reform compendium distributed to all attendees included ten of Dr. Meara’s publications.

On a national level, Dr. Meara was able to lead health care reform innovation as the pediatric plastic surgery representative for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program - Pediatric (ACS NSQIP Pediatric). This project led advancement and quality improvement in the United States by creating nationally collected quality and safety metrics. Pediatrics published the initial manuscript.

Health Care Economics Innovation

For the past several years, Dr. Meara has worked to analyze cost in health care, and he has been collaborating with Michael Porter and Bob Kaplan at Harvard Business School to apply time-driven activity-based costing methodology to pediatric health care delivery. His research in health services and health policy has produced 26 manuscripts in clinical journals, and a Harvard Business School Case and video. Also in health care economics, he developed a model that converts disability-adjusted life years gained through surgical intervention to present value dollars using a willingness-to-pay economic modeling technique. He published a series of four manuscripts utilizing this model, and his seminal paper was published in PLOS ONE. As a result of this work, he was asked to write two chapters in Disease Control Priorities 3, the leading reference for global health priorities.

About John Meara

Dr. Meara earned his BS from University of Notre Dame, his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and his MBA from the Melbourne Business School at University of Melbourne. He completed his internship in general surgery at University of Michigan Hospitals, his residency in otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and his residency in plastic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Meara also completed a cleft and craniofacial surgery fellowship at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. 

In addition to his leadership roles described above, Dr. Meara serves as the Vice-Chair of the Health Policy Advisory Group for the American College of Surgeons.

Publications

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  1. Matousek AC, Addington SR, Kahan J, Sannon H, Luckner T, Exe C, Jean Louis RRE, Lipsitz S, Meara JG, Riviello R. Patient Navigation by Community Health Workers Increases Access to Surgical Care in Rural Haiti. World J Surg. 2017 Dec; 41(12):3025-3030.
  2. Burssa D, Teshome A, Iverson K, Ahearn O, Ashengo T, Barash D, Barringer E, Citron I, Garringer K, McKitrick V, Meara J, Mengistu A, Mukhopadhyay S, Reynolds C, Shrime M, Varghese A, Esseye S, Bekele A. Safe Surgery for All: Early Lessons from Implementing a National Government-Driven Surgical Plan in Ethiopia. World J Surg. 2017 Dec; 41(12):3038-3045.
  3. Guest GD, McLeod E, Perry WRG, Tangi V, Pedro J, Ponifasio P, Hedson J, Tudravu J, Pikacha D, Vreede E, Leodoro B, Tapaua N, Kong J, Oten B, Teapa D, Korin S, Wilson L, Mesol S, Tunetti K, Meara JG, Watters DA. Collecting data for global surgical indicators: a collaborative approach in the Pacific Region. BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2:e000376.
  4. Beijnen UEA, Noonan Caillouette C, Flath-Sporn SJ, Maclellan RA, Sanchez K, Labow BI, Meara JG, Taghinia AH. Factors Associated With Late Surgical Cancellations in Pediatric Plastic and Oral Surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Nov 21.
  5. Omling E, Jarnheimer A, Rose J, Björk J, Meara JG, Hagander L. Population-based incidence rate of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures in a high-income country. Br J Surg. 2017 Nov 13.
  6. Till BM, Peters AW, Afshar S, Meara J. From blockchain technology to global health equity: can cryptocurrencies finance universal health coverage?. BMJ Glob Health. 2017.
  7. Till BM, Peters AW, Afshar S, Meara J. From blockchain technology to global health equity: can cryptocurrencies finance universal health coverage? BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2(4):e000570.
  8. Till BM, Afshar S, Peters AW, Meara JG. Foreign Affairs. Blockchain and Global Health How the Technology Could Cut Waste and Reduce Fraud. 2017.
  9. Firriolo JM, Ontiveros NC, Pike CM, Taghinia AH, Rogers-Vizena CR, Ganor O, Greene AK, Meara JG, Labow BI. Pediatric Orbital Floor Fractures: Clinical and Radiological Predictors of Tissue Entrapment and the Effect of Operative Timing on Ocular Outcomes. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Nov; 28(8):1966-1971.
  10. Citron I, Meara JG. The evolving role of surgery in the international public health agenda. Cad Saude Publica. 2017 10 26; 33(10):e00124217.
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  12. Maine RG, Linden AF, Riviello R, Kamanzi E, Mody GN, Ntakiyiruta G, Kansayisa G, Ntaganda E, Niyonkuru F, Mubiligi JM, Mpunga T, Meara JG, Hedt-Gauthier BL. Prevalence of Untreated Surgical Conditions in Rural Rwanda: A Population-Based Cross-sectional Study in Burera District. JAMA Surg. 2017 Oct 25; e174013.
  13. Metzler IS, Meara JG. Costs of Care. Federal Debt, Student Loans, and the Physician Workforce. 2017.
  14. Jenny HE, Massenburg BB, Saluja S, Meara JG, Shrime MG, Alonso N. Efficacy of Facilitated Capacity Building in Providing Cleft Lip and Palate Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Oct; 28(7):1737-1741.
  15. Saluja S, Silverstein A, Mukhopadhyay S, Lin Y, Raykar N, Keshavjee S, Samad L, Meara JG. Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to implement and evaluate national surgical planning. BMJ Glob Health. 2017.
  16. Ljungman D, Meara JG, Lin Y. The Conversation. Suturing a divided world: How providing access to surgery drives global prosperity. 2017.
  17. Saluja S, Selzer D, Meara JG, Heneghan K, Daly JM. The opioid epidemic: What can surgeons do about it? Bull Am Coll Surg. 2017 07; 102(7):13-8.
  18. Peck G, Blitzer D, Citron I, Dutton J, Foianini JE, Gracias V, Manzano R, Meara JG, Mehta D, Model Z, Morales C, NeMoyer R, Ordoñez C, Pino LF, Puyana JC, Rodas E, Schroeder ME, Sullivan T, Torres M, Truché P, Vega MP. Latin America Indicator Research Coalition examines prehospital care using a trauma systems application of LCoGS indicator 1. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2017 07; 102(7):23-31.
  19. Meara JG, Till B. Columbia SIPA Journal of International Affairs. The Revolution That Global Health Security Needs. 2017.
  20. Mukhopadhyay S, Lin Y, Mwaba P, Kachimba J, Makasa E, Lishimpi K, Silverstein A, Afshar S, Meara JG. Implementing World Health Assembly Resolution 68.15: National surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia strategic plan development--the Zambian experience. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2017 06; 102(6):28-35.
  21. Raykar NP, Ng-Kamstra JS, Bickler S, Davies J, Greenberg SLM, Hagander L, Johnson W, Leather AJM, McQueen KAK, Mukhopadhyay S, Suzuki E, Weiser T, Shrime MG, Meara JG. New global surgical and anaesthesia indicators in the World Development Indicators dataset. BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2:e000265.
  22. Massenburg BB, Saluja S, Jenny HE, Raykar NP, Ng-Kamstra J, Guilloux AGA, Scheffer MC, Meara JG, Alonso N, Shrime MG. Assessing the Brazilian surgical system with six surgical indicators: a descriptive and modelling study. BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2(2):e000226.
  23. Raykar NP, Mukhopadhyay S, Halbach JL, Cossa MT, Saluja S, Lin Y, Shrime M, Meara JG, Bickler S. In: Park A, Price R. (eds) Global Surgery. The Economic Case for Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings. 2017; 35-48.
  24. Silverstein A, Costas-Chavarri A, Gakwaya MR, Lule J, Mukhopadhyay S, Meara JG, Shrime MG. Laparoscopic Versus Open Cholecystectomy: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis at Rwanda Military Hospital. World J Surg. 2017 May; 41(5):1225-1233.
  25. Scott JW, Raykar NP, Rose JA, Tsai TC, Zogg CK, Haider AH, Salim A, Meara JG, Shrime MG. Cured into Destitution: Catastrophic Health Expenditure Risk Among Uninsured Trauma Patients in the United States. Ann Surg. 2017 Apr 07.
  26. Peck G, Saluja S, Blitzer DN, Sarma D, Anderson GA, Rodas E, Foianini JE, Puyana JC, Meara J, Morales C, Ordonez C, Gracias V. Using global surgical indicators to improve trauma care in Latin America. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2017 04; 102(4):11-6.
  27. Raykar NP, Yorlets RR, Liu C, Goldman R, Greenberg SLM, Kotagal M, Farmer PE, Meara JG, Roy N, Gillies RD. The How Project: understanding contextual challenges to global surgical care provision in low-resource settings. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(4):e000075.
  28. Corlew DS, Alkire BC, Poenaru D, Meara JG, Shrime MG. Economic valuation of the impact of a large surgical charity using the value of lost welfare approach. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(4):e000059.
  29. Agarwal-Harding KJ, von Keudell A, Zirkle LG, Meara JG, Dyer GS. Understanding and Addressing the Global Need for Orthopaedic Trauma Care. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 02; 98(21):1844-1853.
  30. Massenburg BB, Jenny HE, Saluja S, Meara JG, Shrime MG, Alonso N. Barriers to Cleft Lip and Palate Repair Around the World. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Oct; 27(7):1741-1745.
  31. Gutnik L, Yamey G, Riviello R, Meara JG, Dare AJ, Shrime MG. Financial contributions to global surgery: an analysis of 160 international charitable organizations. Springerplus. 2016; 5(1):1558.
  32. Costas-Chavarri A, Meara JG. Need for a standardised procedure classification system in global surgery. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(2):e000034.
  33. Meier PM, Zurakowski D, Goobie SM, Proctor MR, Meara JG, Young VJ, Rogers GF, DiNardo JA. Multivariable predictors of substantial blood loss in children undergoing craniosynostosis repair: implications for risk stratification. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Oct; 26(10):960-9.
  34. Ng-Kamstra JS, Riesel JN, Arya S, Weston B, Kreutzer T, Meara JG, Shrime MG. Surgical Non-governmental Organizations: Global Surgery's Unknown Nonprofit Sector. World J Surg. 2016 08; 40(8):1823-41.
  35. Shrime MG, Dare A, Alkire BC, Meara JG. A global country-level comparison of the financial burden of surgery. Br J Surg. 2016 Oct; 103(11):1453-61.
  36. Daniels KM, Lappi MD, Sporn SF, Caillouette CN, Heald R, Meara JG. Assessing the Cost of Prophylactic Antibiotic Use After Cleft Lip and Lip Adhesion Procedures. J Healthc Manag. 2016 Jul/Aug; 61(4):282-289.
  37. Hadad I, Meara JG, Rogers-Vizena CR. A Novel Local Autologous Bone Graft Donor Site After Scalp Tissue Expansion in Aplasia Cutis Congenita. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jun; 27(4):904-7.
  38. Raykar N, Mukhopadhyay S, Ng-Kamstra JS, Lin Y, Saluja S, Scott JW, Anderson G, Meara JG, Tefera G, Bickler SW. Progress in achieving universal access to surgical care: An update and a path forward. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2016 Jun; 101(6):12-8.
  39. Allori AC, Kelley T, Meara JG, Albert A, Bonanthaya K, Chapman K, Cunningham M, Daskalogiannakis J, de Gier H, Heggie AA, Hernandez C, Jackson O, Jones Y, Kangesu L, Koudstaal MJ, Kuchhal R, Lohmander A, Long RE, Magee L, Monson L, Rose E, Sitzman TJ, Taylor JA, Thorburn G, van Eeden S, Williams C, Wirthlin JO, Wong KW. A Standard Set of Outcome Measures for the Comprehensive Appraisal of Cleft Care. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2017 Sep; 54(5):540-554.
  40. Arya S, Ng-Kamstra J, Meara JG, Langer A. Tracking perioperative mortality and maternal mortality: challenges and opportunities. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Jul; 4(7):e440-1.
  41. Ng-Kamstra JS, Greenberg SLM, Abdullah F, Amado V, Anderson GA, Cossa M, Costas-Chavarri A, Davies J, Debas HT, Dyer GSM, Erdene S, Farmer PE, Gaumnitz A, Hagander L, Haider A, Leather AJM, Lin Y, Marten R, Marvin JT, McClain CD, Meara JG, Meheš M, Mock C, Mukhopadhyay S, Orgoi S, Prestero T, Price RR, Raykar NP, Riesel JN, Riviello R, Rudy SM, Saluja S, Sullivan R, Tarpley JL, Taylor RH, Telemaque LF, Toma G, Varghese A, Walker M, Yamey G, Shrime MG. Global Surgery 2030: a roadmap for high income country actors. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(1):e000011.
  42. Alkire BC, Bergmark RW, Chambers K, Lin DT, Deschler DG, Cheney ML, Meara JG. Head and neck cancer in South Asia: Macroeconomic consequences and the role of the head and neck surgeon. Head Neck. 2016 Aug; 38(8):1242-7.
  43. Yorlets RR, Flath-Sporn SJ, Heald RR, Pawl KJ, Meara JG. MGMA Connection Plus. Five ways your team can improve the patient experience. 2016.
  44. Flath-Sporn SJ, Yorlets RR, Rangel SJ, Stey AM, Redett RJ, Urata MM, Meara JG, Taghinia AH. Focusing Quality Improvement Initiatives in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: A Descriptive Study Using the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Mar; 27(2):277-81.
  45. Resnick CM, Meara JG, Peltzman M, Gilley M. Meaningful use: A program in transition. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2016 Mar; 101(3):10-6.
  46. Linden AF, Maine RG, Hedt-Gauthier BL, Kamanzi E, Gauvey-Kern K, Mody G, Ntakiyiruta G, Kansayisa G, Ntaganda E, Niyonkuru F, Mubiligi J, Mpunga T, Meara JG, Riviello R. Validation of a community-based survey assessing nonobstetric surgical conditions in Burera District, Rwanda. Surgery. 2016 Apr; 159(4):1217-26.
  47. Pearson KK, Reiland SA, Meara JG, Brown JK, Fedraw LA, Mapes DL. Improving Glycemic Control and Insulin Ordering Efficiency for Hospitalized Patients With Diabetes Through Carbohydrate Counting. J Healthc Qual. 2016 Jan-Feb; 38(1):e1-9.
  48. Gutnik L, Dieleman J, Dare AJ, Ramos MS, Riviello R, Meara JG, Yamey G, Shrime MG. Funding allocation to surgery in low and middle-income countries: a retrospective analysis of contributions from the USA. BMJ Open. 2015 Nov 09; 5(11):e008780.
  49. Allori AC, Cragan JD, Della Porta GC, Mulliken JB, Meara JG, Bruun R, Shusterman S, Cassell CH, Raynor E, Santiago P, Marcus JR. Clinician's Primer to ICD-10-CM Coding for Cleft Lip/Palate Care. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2017 Jan; 54(1):e7-e13.
  50. Kolker AR, Sailon AM, Meara JG, Holmes AD. Midline Cleft Lip and Bifid Nose Deformity: Description, Classification, and Treatment. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Nov; 26(8):2304-8.
  51. Fils J, Bhashyam AR, Pierre Pierre JB, Meara JG, Dyer GS. Short-Term Performance Improvement of a Continuing Medical Education Program in a Low-Income Country. World J Surg. 2015 Oct; 39(10):2407-12.
  52. Meara JG, Leather AJ, Hagander L, Alkire BC, Alonso N, Ameh EA, Bickler SW, Conteh L, Dare AJ, Davies J, Mérisier ED, El-Halabi S, Farmer PE, Gawande A, Gillies R, Greenberg SL, Grimes CE, Gruen RL, Ismail EA, Kamara TB, Lavy C, Lundeg G, Mkandawire NC, Raykar NP, Riesel JN, Rodas E, Rose J, Roy N, Shrime MG, Sullivan R, Verguet S, Watters D, Weiser TG, Wilson IH, Yamey G, Yip W. Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2016 Feb; 25:75-8.
  53. Allori AC, Mulliken JB, Meara JG, Shusterman S, Marcus JR. Classification of Cleft Lip/Palate: Then and Now. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2017 Mar; 54(2):175-188.
  54. Chao TE, Patel PB, Kikubaire M, Niescierenko M, Hagander L, Meara JG. Surgical Care in Liberia and Implications for Capacity Building. World J Surg. 2015 Sep; 39(9):2140-6.
  55. Sullivan R, Alatise OI, Anderson BO, Audisio R, Autier P, Aggarwal A, Balch C, Brennan MF, Dare A, D'Cruz A, Eggermont AM, Fleming K, Gueye SM, Hagander L, Herrera CA, Holmer H, Ilbawi AM, Jarnheimer A, Ji JF, Kingham TP, Liberman J, Leather AJ, Meara JG, Mukhopadhyay S, Murthy SS, Omar S, Parham GP, Pramesh CS, Riviello R, Rodin D, Santini L, Shrikhande SV, Shrime M, Thomas R, Tsunoda AT, van de Velde C, Veronesi U, Vijaykumar DK, Watters D, Wang S, Wu YL, Zeiton M, Purushotham A. Global cancer surgery: delivering safe, affordable, and timely cancer surgery. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Sep; 16(11):1193-224.
  56. Aarabi S, Smithers C, Fils MM, Godson JL, Pierre JH, Mukherjee J, Meara J, Farmer P. Global Surgery Fellowship: A model for surgical care and education in resource-poor countries. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct; 50(10):1772-5.
  57. Inverso G, Lappi MD, Flath-Sporn SJ, Heald R, Kim DC, Meara JG. Increasing value in plagiocephaly care: a time-driven activity-based costing pilot study. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Jun; 74(6):672-6.
  58. Meara JG, Greenberg SL. Global Surgery 2030: an introduction. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jun; 100(6):10-1.
  59. Meara JG, Leather AJ, Hagander L, Alkire BC, Alonso N, Ameh EA, Bickler SW, Conteh L, Dare AJ, Davies J, Mérisier ED, El-Halabi S, Farmer PE, Gawande A, Gillies R, Greenberg SL, Grimes CE, Gruen RL, Ismail EA, Kamara TB, Lavy C, Ganbold L, Mkandawire NC, Raykar NP, Riesel JN, Rodas E, Rose J, Roy N, Shrime MG, Sullivan R, Verguet S, Watters D, Weiser TG, Wilson IH, Yamey G, Yip W. Global Surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development. Surgery. 2015 Jul; 158(1):3-6.
  60. Meara JG, Leather AJ, Hagander L, Alkire BC, Alonso N, Ameh EA, Bickler SW, Conteh L, Dare AJ, Davies J, Mérisier ED, El-Halabi S, Farmer PE, Gawande A, Gillies R, Greenberg SL, Grimes CE, Gruen RL, Ismail EA, Kamara TB, Lavy C, Lundeg G, Mkandawire NC, Raykar NP, Riesel JN, Rodas E, Rose J, Roy N, Shrime MG, Sullivan R, Verguet S, Watters D, Weiser TG, Wilson IH, Yamey G, Yip W. Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Sep; 213(3):338-40.
  61. Goobie SM, Zurakowski D, Proctor MR, Meara JG, Meier PM, Young VJ, Rogers GF. Predictors of clinically significant postoperative events after open craniosynostosis surgery. Anesthesiology. 2015 May; 122(5):1021-32.
  62. Meara JG, Greenberg SL. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Global surgery 2030: Evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare and economic development. Surgery. 2015 May; 157(5):834-5.
  63. Shrime MG, Daniels KM, Meara JG. Half a billion surgical cases: Aligning surgical delivery with best-performing health systems. Surgery. 2015 Jul; 158(1):27-32.
  64. Alkire BC, Shrime MG, Dare AJ, Vincent JR, Meara JG. Global economic consequences of selected surgical diseases: a modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Apr 27; 3 Suppl 2:S21-7.
  65. Alkire BC, Raykar NP, Shrime MG, Weiser TG, Bickler SW, Rose JA, Nutt CT, Greenberg SL, Kotagal M, Riesel JN, Esquivel M, Uribe-Leitz T, Molina G, Roy N, Meara JG, Farmer PE. Global access to surgical care: a modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Jun; 3(6):e316-23.
  66. Dieleman JL, Yamey G, Johnson EK, Graves CM, Haakenstad A, Meara JG. Tracking global expenditures on surgery: gaps in knowledge hinder progress. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Apr 27; 3 Suppl 2:S2-4.
  67. Shrime MG, Dare AJ, Alkire BC, O'Neill K, Meara JG. Catastrophic expenditure to pay for surgery worldwide: a modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Apr 27; 3 Suppl 2:S38-44.
  68. Raykar NP, Kralievits K, Greenberg SL, Gillies RD, Roy N, Meara JG. The blood drought in context. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Apr 27; 3 Suppl 2:S4-5.
  69. Meara JG, Greenberg SL. Global surgery as an equal partner in health: no longer the neglected stepchild. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Apr 27; 3 Suppl 2:S1-2.
  70. Meara JG, Leather AJ, Hagander L, Alkire BC, Alonso N, Ameh EA, Bickler SW, Conteh L, Dare AJ, Davies J, Mérisier ED, El-Halabi S, Farmer PE, Gawande A, Gillies R, Greenberg SL, Grimes CE, Gruen RL, Ismail EA, Kamara TB, Lavy C, Lundeg G, Mkandawire NC, Raykar NP, Riesel JN, Rodas E, Rose J, Roy N, Shrime MG, Sullivan R, Verguet S, Watters D, Weiser TG, Wilson IH, Yamey G, Yip W. Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development. Lancet. 2015 Aug 08; 386(9993):569-624.
  71. Davies JI, Meara JG. Global surgery--going beyond the Lancet Commission. Lancet. 2015 Aug 08; 386(9993):507-9.
  72. Shrime MG, Daniels KM, Meara JG. How much surgery is enough? Aligning surgical delivery with best-performing health systems. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S13.
  73. Ng-Kamstra JS, Greenberg SL, Kotagal M, Palmqvist CL, Lai FY, Bollam R, Meara JG, Gruen RL. Use and definitions of perioperative mortality rates in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S29.
  74. Hoyler M, Hagander L, Gillies R, Riviello R, Chu K, Bergström S, Meara JG. Surgical care by non-surgeons in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S42.
  75. Raykar NP, Bowder AN, Liu C, Vega M, Kim JH, Boye G, Greenberg SL, Riesel JN, Gillies RD, Meara JG, Roy N. Geospatial mapping to estimate timely access to surgical care in nine low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S16.
  76. Ng-Kamstra JS, Arya S, Chung TE, Weston B, Frankfurter C, Gutnik LA, Kreutzer T, Riesel JN, Meara JG. Mapping the playing field-a novel web-based strategy to identify non-governmental actors in global surgery. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S55.
  77. Linden AF, Maine R, Hedt-Gauthier BL, Kamanzi E, Mody G, Ntakiyiruta G, Kansayisa G, Ntaganda E, Niyonkuru F, Mubiligi J, Mpunga T, Meara JG, Riviello R. Epidemiology of untreated non-obstetric surgical disease in Burera District, Rwanda: a cross-sectional survey. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S9.
  78. Raykar NP, Yorlets RR, Liu C, Greenberg SL, Kotagal M, Goldman R, Roy N, Meara JG, Gillies RD. A qualitative study exploring contextual challenges to surgical care provision in 21 LMICs. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S15.
  79. Federspiel F, Mukhopadhyay S, Milsom P, Scott JW, Riesel JN, Meara JG. Global surgical and anaesthetic task shifting: a systematic literature review and survey. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S46.
  80. Alkire BC, Bergmark RW, Chambers K, Cheney ML, Meara JG. Head and neck cancer in South Asia: macroeconomic consequences and the role of surgery. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S56.
  81. Gutnik LA, Dielman J, Dare AJ, Ramos MS, Riviello R, Meara JG, Yamey G, Shrime MG. Funding flows to global surgery: an analysis of contributions from the USA. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S51.
  82. Kralievits KE, Raykar NP, Greenberg SL, Meara JG. The global blood supply: a literature review. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S28.
  83. Daniels KM, Riesel JN, Meara JG. The scale-up of the surgical workforce. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S41.
  84. Gutnik LA, Yamey G, Dare AJ, Ramos MS, Riviello R, Meara JG, Shrime MG. Financial contribution to global surgery: an analysis of 160 international charitable organisations. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S52.
  85. Holmer H, Shrime MG, Riesel JN, Meara JG, Hagander L. Towards closing the gap of the global surgeon, anaesthesiologist, and obstetrician workforce: thresholds and projections towards 2030. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S40.
  86. Linden AF, Maine R, Hedt-Gauthier BL, Kamanzi E, Mody G, Ntakiyiruta G, Kansayisa G, Ntaganda E, Niyonkuru F, Mubiligi J, Mpunga T, Meara JG, Riviello R. Validation of a community-based survey assessing non-obstetric surgical conditions in Burera District, Rwanda. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S8.
  87. Mandigo M, O'Neill K, Mistry B, Mundy B, Millien C, Nazaire Y, Damuse R, Pierre C, Mugunga JC, Gillies R, Lucien F, Bertrand K, Luo E, Costas A, Greenberg SL, Meara JG, Kaplan R. A time-driven activity-based costing model to improve health-care resource use in Mirebalais, Haiti. Lancet. 2015 Apr 27; 385 Suppl 2:S22.
  88. Greenberg SL, Vega MP, Bowder AN, Meara JG. The Lancet commission on global surgery makes progress in first year of work: an update. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2015 Apr; 100(4):23-9.
  89. Agarwal-Harding KJ, Meara JG, Greenberg SL, Hagander LE, Zurakowski D, Dyer GS. Estimating the global incidence of femoral fracture from road traffic collisions: a literature review. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 18; 97(6):e31.
  90. Yousefi J, Tabrizian Namini F, Raisolsadat SM, Gillies R, Ashkezari A, Meara JG. Tongue-tie Repair: Z-Plasty Vs Simple Release. Iran J Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Mar; 27(79):127-35.
  91. Coffron M, Raykar N, Selzer DJ, Meara JG. New resources from the College offer alternative approaches to medical liability reform. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar; 100(3):14-7.
  92. Nuzzi LC, Greene AK, Meara JG, Taghinia A, Labow BI. Surgical Site Infection After Skin Excisions in Children: Is Field Sterility Sufficient? Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 33(2):136-41.
  93. Holmer H, Oyerinde K, Meara JG, Gillies R, Liljestrand J, Hagander L. The global met need for emergency obstetric care: a systematic review. BJOG. 2015 Jan; 122(2):183-9.
  94. Meara JG, McClain CD, Mooney DP, Rogers SO. Editors. Global Surgery and Anesthesia Manual: Providing Care in Resource-limited Settings. 2014; 694.
  95. Bhashyam AR, Fils J, Lowell J, Meara JG, Dyer GS. A novel approach for needs assessment to build global orthopedic surgical capacity in a low-income country. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug; 72(4):e2-8.
  96. O’Neill KM, Raykar N, Bush C, Murthy S, Coffron M, Armstrong JH, Meara JG, Selzer D. Surgeons and Medical Liability: A Guide to Understanding Medical Liability Reform. 2014.
  97. Kaplan RS, Witkowski M, Abbott M, Guzman AB, Higgins LD, Meara JG, Padden E, Shah AS, Waters P, Weidemeier M, Wertheimer S, Feeley TW. Using time-driven activity-based costing to identify value improvement opportunities in healthcare. J Healthc Manag. 2014 Nov-Dec; 59(6):399-412.
  98. Rogers CR, Meara JG. In: Cheney M, Hadlock T. Facial Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive. Craniofacial Surgery. Ch 44. 2014.
  99. Kim DC, Holmes AD, Meara JG. In: Cheney M, Hadlock T. Facial Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive. Cleft Lip and Palate. Ch 45. 2014.
  100. Thakrar R, Robson CD, Vargas SO, Meara JG, Rahbar R, Smith ER. Benign triton tumor: multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 17(5):400-5.
  101. Chao TE, Sharma K, Mandigo M, Hagander L, Resch SC, Weiser TG, Meara JG. Cost-effectiveness of surgery and its policy implications for global health: a systematic review and analysis. Lancet Glob Health. 2014 Jun; 2(6):e334-45.
  102. Dare AJ, Grimes CE, Gillies R, Greenberg SL, Hagander L, Meara JG, Leather AJ. Global surgery: defining an emerging global health field. Lancet. 2014 Dec 20; 384(9961):2245-7.
  103. Murthy SS, Weissman JS, Grabowski DC, McDonald K, Kaups KL, Meara JG. Dual eligible beneficiaries: roles for surgeons under health care reform. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr; 99(4):10-9.
  104. Kotagal M, Agarwal-Harding KJ, Mock C, Quansah R, Arreola-Risa C, Meara JG. Health and economic benefits of improved injury prevention and trauma care worldwide. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e91862.
  105. Abbott MM, Rosen H, Kupfer P, Meara JG. Measuring value at the provider level in the management of cleft lip and palate patients. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Mar; 72(3):312-7.
  106. Raykar N, Mandigo M, Nagengast E, Coffron M, Hanks JB, Meara JG, Tracci MC. Medicaid expansion likely to affect the delivery of surgical care. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Mar; 99(3):10-21.
  107. Metzler IS, Nguyen HT, Hagander L, Jalloh M, Nguyen T, Gueye SM, deVries CR, Meara JG. Surgical outcomes and cultural perceptions in international hypospadias care. J Urol. 2014 Aug; 192(2):524-9.
  108. Hoyler M, Finlayson SR, McClain CD, Meara JG, Hagander L. Shortage of doctors, shortage of data: a review of the global surgery, obstetrics, and anesthesia workforce literature. World J Surg. 2014 Feb; 38(2):269-80.
  109. Gutnik L, Smith H, Goldszer JF, Bailey HR, Meara JG. Merging Medicare Parts A and B: potential effects on beneficiaries, surgeons, and other stakeholders. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Feb; 99(2):19-26.
  110. Sangji NF, Hedstrom J, Meara JG, Martin MB. Medicare reform: a look at the house ways and means proposal. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Feb; 99(2):10-8.
  111. Rogers CR, Meara JG, Mulliken JB. The philtrum in cleft lip: review of anatomy and techniques for construction. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Jan; 25(1):9-13.
  112. Meara JG, Hagander L, Leather AJM. Surgery and global health: a Lancet Commission. Lancet. 2014 Jan 04; 383(9911):12-13.
  113. Kieran S, Meara JG, Proctor M, Rahbar R. In: Rahbar R, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Meara JG, Smith ER, Perez-Atayde AR Eds. Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors: A-Z Guide to Presentation and Multimodality Management. Dermoid Nasal. Ch 15. 2013; 117-122.
  114. Vercler CJ, Virgin FW, Rahbar R, Smith ER, Meara JG. In: Rahbar R, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Meara JG, Smith ER, Perez-Atayde AR Eds. Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors: A-Z Guide to Presentation and Multimodality Management. Encephaloceles. Ch 16. 2013; 123-130.
  115. In: Rahbar R, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Meara JG, Smith ER, Perez-Atayde AR Eds. Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors: A-Z Guide to Presentation and Multimodality Management. Pilomatrixoma. Ch 35. 2013; 283-286.
  116. Rahbar R, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Meara JG, Smith ER, Perez-Atayde AR. Editors. Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors: A-Z Guide to Presentation and Multimodality Management. 2013.
  117. O'Neill KM, Holmer H, Greenberg SL, Meara JG. Applying surgical apps: Smartphone and tablet apps prove useful in clinical practice. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013 Nov; 98(11):10-8.
  118. Manganiello MD, Hughes CD, Hagander L, Bayne D, Pierre JH, Buckley J, Meara JG. Inherent difficulties of measuring the burden of surgical disease in resource-poor settings: reply. World J Surg. 2013 Sep; 37(9):2250-1.
  119. Saito JM, Chen LE, Hall BL, Kraemer K, Barnhart DC, Byrd C, Cohen ME, Fei C, Heiss KF, Huffman K, Ko CY, Latus M, Meara JG, Oldham KT, Raval MV, Richards KE, Shah RK, Sutton LC, Vinocur CD, Moss RL. Risk-adjusted hospital outcomes for children's surgery. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep; 132(3):e677-88.
  120. Hughes CD, Barsky E, Hagander L, Barsky AJ, Meara JG. Better to light a candle: Arthur Barsky and global plastic surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Aug; 71(2):131-4.
  121. Hughes CD, McClain CD, Hagander L, Pierre JH, Groen RS, Kushner AL, Meara JG. Ratio of cesarean deliveries to total operations and surgeon nationality are potential proxies for surgical capacity in central Haiti. World J Surg. 2013 Jul; 37(7):1526-9.
  122. Knight SJ, Anderson VA, Meara JG, Da Costa AC. Early neurodevelopment in infants with deformational plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Jul; 24(4):1225-8.
  123. Sharma K, Costas A, Damuse R, Hamiltong-Pierre J, Pyda J, Ong CT, Shulman LN, Meara JG. The Haiti Breast Cancer Initiative: Initial Findings and Analysis of Barriers-to-Care Delaying Patient Presentation. J Oncol. 2013; 2013:206367.
  124. MacKinnon S, Proctor MR, Rogers GF, Meara JG, Whitecross S, Dagi LR. Improving ophthalmic outcomes in children with unilateral coronal synostosis by treatment with endoscopic strip craniectomy and helmet therapy rather than fronto-orbital advancement. J AAPOS. 2013 Jun; 17(3):259-65.
  125. Benoit MM, Vargas SO, Bhattacharyya N, McGill TA, Robson CD, Ferraro N, Didas AE, Labow BI, Upton J, Taghinia A, Meara JG, Marcus KJ, Mack J, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of mandibular tumors in the pediatric population. Laryngoscope. 2013 Aug; 123(8):2035-42.
  126. Hoyler MM, Tracci MC, Jasak RS, Sutton JH, Meara JG. Insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act: how will they affect surgical care? Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013 May; 98(5):11-21.
  127. Hoyler MM, Meara JG. AHRQ program promotes patient safety and liability reform. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013 Mar; 98(3):13-6.
  128. Meara JG. New approaches to liability reform: an introduction. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013 Mar; 98(3):9-12.
  129. Manganiello M, Hughes CD, Hagander L, Bayne D, Pierre JH, Buckley JC, Meara JG. Urologic disease in a resource-poor country. World J Surg. 2013 Feb; 37(2):344-8.
  130. Da Costa AC, Anderson VA, Holmes AD, Lo P, Wray AC, Chong DK, Greensmith AL, Meara JG. Longitudinal study of the neurodevelopmental characteristics of treated and untreated nonsyndromic craniosynostosis in infancy. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Jun; 29(6):985-95.
  131. Hagander LE, Hughes CD, Nash K, Ganjawalla K, Linden A, Martins Y, Casey KM, Meara JG. Surgeon migration between developing countries and the United States: train, retain, and gain from brain drain. World J Surg. 2013 Jan; 37(1):14-23.
  132. Fattah A, Meara JG, Britto JA. In: Bluestone CD, Healty GB, Simons JP, et al., eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology. Craniofacial development and congenital anomaly: a contemporary review of processes and pathogenesis. 2013.
  133. Farmer P, Basilico M, Kerry V, Ballard M, Becker A, Bukham G, Dahl O, Ellner A, Ivers L, Jones D, Meara J, Mukherjee J, Siervers A, Yamamoto A. In: Farmer P, Kim JY, Kleinman A, Basilico M. Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction. Global Health Priorities for the Early Twenty-First Century. 2013.
  134. Rogers GF, Maclellan RA, Liu AS, Taghinia AH, Labow BI, Meara JG, Greene AK. Extremity fasciotomy wound closure: comparison of skin grafting to staged linear closure. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Mar; 66(3):e90-1.
  135. Patel PB, Hoyler M, Maine R, Hughes CD, Hagander L, Meara JG. An opportunity for diagonal development in global surgery: cleft lip and palate care in resource-limited settings. Plast Surg Int. 2012; 2012:892437.
  136. Farmer P, Meara JG. Commentary: The agenda for academic excellence in "global" surgery. Surgery. 2013 Mar; 153(3):321-2.
  137. Metzler I, Ganjawalla K, Kaups KL, Meara JG. The critical state of graduate medical education funding. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Nov; 97(11):9-18.
  138. Chao TE, Burdic M, Ganjawalla K, Derbew M, Keshian C, Meara J, McQueen K. Survey of surgery and anesthesia infrastructure in Ethiopia. World J Surg. 2012 Nov; 36(11):2545-53.
  139. Abbott MM, Meara JG. Nasoalveolar molding in cleft care: is it efficacious? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep; 130(3):659-66.
  140. Friedman JM, Hagander L, Hughes CD, Nash KA, Linden AF, Blossom J, Meara JG. Distance to hospital and utilization of surgical services in Haiti: do children, delivering mothers, and patients with emergent surgical conditions experience greater geographical barriers to surgical care? Int J Health Plann Manage. 2013 Jul-Sep; 28(3):248-56.
  141. Sharma K, Costas A, Shulman LN, Meara JG. A systematic review of barriers to breast cancer care in developing countries resulting in delayed patient presentation. J Oncol. 2012; 2012:121873.
  142. Sullivan SR, Hughes CD, Raymonville M, Rogers SO, Steer ML, Meara JG. Training global surgery fellows. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Aug; 97(8):46-50.
  143. Hughes CD, Babigian A, McCormack S, Alkire BC, Wong A, Pap SA, Vincent JR, Meara JG, Castiglione C, Silverman R. The clinical and economic impact of a sustained program in global plastic surgery: valuing cleft care in resource-poor settings. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul; 130(1):87e-94e.
  144. Friedman J, Metzler I, Detmer D, Selzer D, Meara JG. Health information technology, meaningful use criteria, and their effects on surgeons. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jul; 97(7):12-9.
  145. Sharma K, Metzler I, Chen S, Mayer JE, Meara J. Public reporting of healthcare data: a new frontier in quality improvement. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jun; 97(6):6-13.
  146. Hughes CD, Nash KA, Alkire BC, McClain CD, Hagander LE, Smithers CJ, Raymonville M, Sullivan SR, Riviello R, Rogers SO, Meara JG. The impact of natural disaster on pediatric surgical delivery: a review of Haiti six months before and after the 2010 earthquake. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May; 23(2):523-33.
  147. Alkire BC, Vincent JR, Burns CT, Metzler IS, Farmer PE, Meara JG. Obstructed labor and caesarean delivery: the cost and benefit of surgical intervention. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34595.
  148. Hughes CD, Alkire B, Martin C, Semer N, Meara JG. American plastic surgery and global health: a brief history. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Feb; 68(2):222-5.
  149. Da Costa AC, Anderson VA, Savarirayan R, Wrennall JA, Chong DK, Holmes AD, Greensmith AL, Meara JG. Neurodevelopmental functioning of infants with untreated single-suture craniosynostosis during early infancy. Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Jun; 28(6):869-77.
  150. Abbott MM, Rogers GF, Proctor MR, Busa K, Meara JG. Cost of treating sagittal synostosis in the first year of life. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Jan; 23(1):88-93.
  151. Metzler IS, Meara JG. Medical liability reform: evidence for legislative and alternative approaches. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jan; 97(1):6-11.
  152. Abbott MM, Meara JG. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: implications for pediatric plastic surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Jan; 23(1):217-9.
  153. Jayaratne N, Meara JG. Arab Health. Recent Advances in Craniofacial Imaging. 2012; (3).
  154. Warf BC, Alkire BC, Bhai S, Hughes C, Schiff SJ, Vincent JR, Meara JG. Costs and benefits of neurosurgical intervention for infant hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 8(5):509-21.
  155. Ganske I, Abbott MM, Meara J. Accountable care organizations: a primer for surgeons. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2011 Sep; 96(9):27-35.
  156. Kupfer P, Abbott MM, Abramowicz S, Meara JG, Padwa BL. Cost differences between the anterior and posterior approaches to the iliac crest for alveolar bone grafting in patients with cleft lip/palate. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Mar; 70(3):685-9.
  157. Ajose-Popoola O, Lin HW, Silvera VM, Teot LA, Madsen JR, Meara JG, Rahbar R. Nasal glioma: prenatal diagnosis and multidisciplinary surgical approach. Skull Base Rep. 2011 Nov; 1(2):83-8.
  158. Pollack J, Selzer D, Meara JG. The state of medical liability reform. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jul; 96(7):22-5.
  159. Abbott MM, Kokorowski PJ, Meara JG. Timeliness of surgical care in children with special health care needs: delayed palate repair for publicly insured and minority children with cleft palate. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jul; 46(7):1319-24.
  160. Meara JG, Andrews BT, Ridgway EB, Raisolsadat MA, Hiradfar M. Unilateral cleft lip and nasal repair: techniques and principles. Iran J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 21(2):129-38.
  161. Alkire B, Hughes CD, Nash K, Vincent JR, Meara JG. Potential economic benefit of cleft lip and palate repair in sub-Saharan Africa. World J Surg. 2011 Jun; 35(6):1194-201.
  162. Rosen H, Andrews BT, Meara JG, Stoler JM, Mulliken JB, Rogers GF. Audiologic findings in Saethre-Chotzen syndrome. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 May; 127(5):2014-20.
  163. Abbott MM, Nguyen V, Meara JG. Surgeons, other providers take the lead on integrating health care services. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2011 Apr; 96(4):14-9.
  164. McIntyre T, Hughes CD, Pauyo T, Sullivan SR, Rogers SO, Raymonville M, Meara JG. Emergency surgical care delivery in post-earthquake Haiti: Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante experience. World J Surg. 2011 Apr; 35(4):745-50.
  165. Abbott MM, Alkire BC, Meara JG. The value proposition: using a cost improvement map to improve value for patients with nonsyndromic, isolated cleft palate. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr; 127(4):1650-8.
  166. Goobie SM, Meier PM, Pereira LM, McGowan FX, Prescilla RP, Scharp LA, Rogers GF, Proctor MR, Meara JG, Soriano SG, Zurakowski D, Sethna NF. Efficacy of tranexamic acid in pediatric craniosynostosis surgery: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Anesthesiology. 2011 Apr; 114(4):862-71.
  167. Abbott MM, Meara JG. A microcosting approach for isolated, unilateral cleft lip care in the first year of life. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan; 127(1):333-9.
  168. Abbott MM, Meara JG. Value-based cleft lip-cleft palate care: a progress report. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep; 126(3):1020-5.
  169. Andrews BT, Meara JG. Reconstruction of frontoethmoidal encephalocele defects. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2010 Sep; 18(2):129-38.
  170. Desai U, Rosen H, Mulliken JB, Gopen Q, Meara JG, Rogers GF. Audiologic findings in Pfeiffer syndrome. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Sep; 21(5):1411-8.
  171. Rosen H, Chiou GJ, Stoler JM, Mulliken JB, Tarui T, Meara JG, Estroff JA. Magnetic resonance imaging for detection of brain abnormalities in fetuses with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2011 Sep; 48(5):619-22.
  172. McQueen KA, Ozgediz D, Riviello R, Hsia RY, Jayaraman S, Sullivan SR, Meara JG. Essential surgery: Integral to the right to health. Health Hum Rights. 2010 Jun 15; 12(1):137-52.
  173. Toma R, Greensmith AL, Meara JG, Da Costa AC, Ellis LA, Willams SK, Holmes AD. Quantitative morphometric outcomes following the Melbourne method of total vault remodeling for scaphocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 May; 21(3):637-43.
  174. Clune JE, Greene AK, Guo CY, Gao LL, Kim S, Meara JG, Proctor MR, Mulliken JB, Rogers GF. Perioperative corticosteroid reduces hospital stay after fronto-orbital advancement. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar; 21(2):344-8.
  175. Holmes AD, Lee SJ, Greensmith A, Heggie A, Meara JG. Nasal reconstruction for maxillonasal dysplasia. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar; 21(2):543-51.
  176. Gao LL, Rogers GF, Clune JE, Proctor MR, Meara JG, Mulliken JB, Greene AK. Autologous cranial particulate bone grafting reduces the frequency of osseous defects after cranial expansion. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar; 21(2):318-22.
  177. Rosen H, Saleh F, Lipsitz SR, Meara JG, Rogers SO. Lack of insurance negatively affects trauma mortality in US children. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Oct; 44(10):1952-7.
  178. Stoler JM, Rosen H, Desai U, Mulliken JB, Meara JG, Rogers GF. Cleft palate in Pfeiffer syndrome. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Sep; 20(5):1375-7.
  179. Haana V, Sethuraman K, Stephens L, Rosen H, Meara JG. Case cancellations on the day of surgery: an investigation in an Australian paediatric hospital. ANZ J Surg. 2009 Sep; 79(9):636-40.
  180. Semer NB, Sullivan SR, Meara JG. Plastic surgery and global health: how plastic surgery impacts the global burden of surgical disease. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Aug; 63(8):1244-8.
  181. Rosen H, Schmidt B, Lam HP, Meara JG, Labow BI. Management of nevus sebaceous and the risk of Basal cell carcinoma: an 18-year review. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 Nov-Dec; 26(6):676-81.
  182. Ozgediz D, Dunbar P, Mock C, Cherion M, Rogers SO, Riviello R, Meara JG, Jamison D, Macfarlane SB, Burkle F, McQueen K. Bridging the gap between public health and surgery: access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2009 May; 94(5):14-20.
  183. Meara JG, Smith ER, Walton DA. Craniofacial Procedure to Treat Encephalocele and an Arachnoid Cyst: Roundtable discussion on a rare pediatric encephalocele [webcast: http://www.or-live.com/childrenshospitalboston/2494/index.cfm]. 2009.
  184. Greene AK, Mulliken JB, Proctor MR, Meara JG, Rogers GF. Phenotypically unusual combined craniosynostoses: presentation and management. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Sep; 122(3):853-62.
  185. Lee SJ, Dondey J, Greensmith A, Holmes AD, Meara JG. The effect of fronto-orbital advancement on strabismus in children with unicoronal synostosis. Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Aug; 61(2):178-80.
  186. Choi WT, Greensmith AL, Chatdokmaiprai C, Holmes AD, Meara JG. Tumescent steroid infiltration reduces postoperative eye closure after craniofacial surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jul; 122(1):30e-32e.
  187. Greensmith AL, Holmes AD, Lo P, Maxiner W, Heggie AA, Meara JG. Complete correction of severe scaphocephaly: the Melbourne method of total vault remodeling. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Apr; 121(4):1300-10.
  188. Boyadjiev, SA, Meara JG, Boggan, J, et al. Genetic Analysis of Non-syndromic Craniosynostosis. Orthod Craniofacial Res. 2007; 10(3):129-137.
  189. Tomlinson JK, Morse SA, Bernard SP, Greensmith AL, Meara JG. Long-term outcomes of surgical tongue reduction in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Mar; 119(3):992-1002.
  190. Blake WE, Chow CW, Holmes AD, Meara JG. Nasal dermoid sinus cysts: a retrospective review and discussion of investigation and management. Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Nov; 57(5):535-40.
  191. Downer SR, Meara JG, Da Costa AC, Sethuraman K. SMS text messaging improves outpatient attendance. Aust Health Rev. 2006 Aug; 30(3):389-96.
  192. Tomlinson JK, Liem NT, Savarirayan R, Meara JG. Isolated and syndromic syngnathism: management, implications, and genetics. Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Aug; 57(2):231-5.
  193. Da Costa AC, Walters I, Savarirayan R, Anderson VA, Wrennall JA, Meara JG. Intellectual outcomes in children and adolescents with syndromic and nonsyndromic craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Jul; 118(1):175-81; discussion 182-3.
  194. Meara, JG, editor. The Children's Craniofacial Association of Australasia. 2006.
  195. Meara, JG, editor. Ear Anomalies in Children. 2006.
  196. Johnstone, B.R., Meara, J.G., Penington, A.J. Royal Children's Hospital Paediatric Plastic Surgery Course Syllabus. 2005.
  197. Hurvitz KA, Rosen H, Meara JG. Pediatric cervicofacial tissue expansion. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Nov; 69(11):1509-13.
  198. Downer SR, Meara JG, Da Costa AC. Use of SMS text messaging to improve outpatient attendance. Med J Aust. 2005 Oct 03; 183(7):366-8.
  199. Holmes, A.D., Greensmith, A.L., Meara, J.G., Heggie, A.A., Lo, P. . A new method of total vault remodeling for severe scaphocephaly. XIth International Society of Craniofacial Surgery Congress. 2005.
  200. Heggie, A.A., Holmes, A.D., Greensmith, A.L., Meara, J.G. . Scaphocephaly: A sagittal analysis of morphological change following total vault remodeling. XIth International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. 2005.
  201. Da Costa, A.C., Meara, J.G., Savarirayan, R., Wrennal, J., Walters, I., Holmes, A.D. Developmental outcomes in school aged children with craniosynostosis. XIth International Society of Craniofacial Surgery Congress. 2005.
  202. Meara JG, Smith EM, Harshbarger RJ, Farlo JN, Matar MM, Levy ML. Blood-conservation techniques in craniofacial surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 May; 54(5):525-9.
  203. Da Costa AC, Savarirayan R, Wrennall JA, Walters I, Gardiner N, Tucker A, Anderson V, Meara JG. Neuropsychological diversity in Apert syndrome: a comparison of cognitive profiles. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Apr; 54(4):450-5.
  204. Meara, JG, editor. Short Stay Surgical Plastic Clinical Pathway, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Au. 2005; 1-3.
  205. Yen SL, Yamashita DD, Gross J, Meara JG, Yamazaki K, Kim TH, Reinisch J. Combining orthodontic tooth movement with distraction osteogenesis to close cleft spaces and improve maxillary arch form in cleft lip and palate patients. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2005 Feb; 127(2):224-32.
  206. Meara, JG, editor. Craniofacial Clinical Pathway, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Au. 2005; 1-10.
  207. Meara, JG, editor. Saliva Control in Children. 2005.
  208. Brinkmann S, Reilly S, Meara JG. Management of tongue-tie in children: a survey of paediatric surgeons in Australia. J Paediatr Child Health. 2004 Nov; 40(11):600-5.
  209. Greensmith AL, Meara JG, Holmes AD, Lo P. Complications related to cranial vault surgery. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Nov; 16(4):465-73.
  210. Wang EC, Choe MC, Meara JG, Koempel JA. Inequality of access to surgical specialty health care: why children with government-funded insurance have less access than those with private insurance in Southern California. Pediatrics. 2004 Nov; 114(5):e584-90.
  211. Reinisch JF, Kim RY, Harshbarger RJ, Meara JG. Surgical management of parotid hemangioma. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Jun; 113(7):1940-8.
  212. Meara, JG, editor. Understanding Brachial Plexus Palsy. 2004.
  213. Pirouzmanesh A, Reinisch JF, Gonzalez-Gomez I, Smith EM, Meara JG. Pilomatrixoma: a review of 346 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Dec; 112(7):1784-9.
  214. Meara JG, Burvin R, Bartlett RA, Mulliken JB. Anthropometric study of synostotic frontal plagiocephaly: before and after fronto-orbital advancement with correction of nasal angulation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Sep; 112(3):731-8.
  215. Rosen H, Barrios LM, Reinisch JF, Macgill K, Meara JG. Outpatient cleft lip repair. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Aug; 112(2):381-7; discussion 388-9.
  216. Wan J, Meara JG, Kovanlikaya A, Nelson MD, Don D. Clinical, radiological, and audiological relationships in hemifacial microsomia. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Aug; 51(2):161-6.
  217. Chang SW, Plotkin DR, Mulligan R, Polido JC, Mah JK, Meara JG. Teledentistry in rural California: a USC initiative. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2003 Aug; 31(8):601-8.
  218. Meara, JG, editor. Cleft Lip and Palate Clinical Pathway, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Au. 2003; 1-8.
  219. Meara, JG, editor. Pharyngoplasty Clinical Pathway, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Au. 2003; 1-9.
  220. Poon CC, Meara JG, Heggie AA. Hemifacial microsomia: use of the OMENS-Plus classification at the Royal Children's Hospital of Melbourne. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Mar; 111(3):1011-8.
  221. Meara, JG, editor. Questions & Answers for Parents. 2003.
  222. Meara, JG, editor. Craniofacial Surgery Information for Patients and Families. 2003.
  223. Gluchacki B, Meara JG, Mason WH, Barry T, Reinisch JF. Improving care after primary cleft palate surgery. J Healthc Qual. 2002 Nov-Dec; 24(6):4-9; quiz 9-10.
  224. Meara, JG, editor. Alveolar Bone Graft Clinical Pathway, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Au. 2002; 1-8.
  225. Holmes AD, Wright GW, Meara JG, Heggie AA, Probert TC. LeFort III internal distraction in syndromic craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2002 Mar; 13(2):262-72.
  226. Barry TL, Davis DJ, Meara JG, Halvorson M. Case management: an evaluation at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Nurs Econ. 2002 Jan-Feb; 20(1):22-7, 36.
  227. Meara, JG, editor. Otoplasty Clinical Pathway, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Au. 2001; 1-6.
  228. Acosta JM, Chai Y, Meara JG, Bringas P, Anderson KD, Warburton D. Prenatal exposure to nitrofen induces Fryns phenotype in mice. Ann Plast Surg. 2001 Jun; 46(6):635-40.
  229. Holmes AD, Meara JG, Kolker AR, Rosenfeld JV, Klug GL. Frontoethmoidal encephaloceles: reconstruction and refinements. J Craniofac Surg. 2001 Jan; 12(1):6-18.
  230. Meara JG, Kolker A, Bartlett G, Theile R, Mutimer K, Holmes AD. Tuberous breast deformity: principles and practice. Ann Plast Surg. 2000 Dec; 45(6):607-11.
  231. Kolker AR, Coombs CJ, Meara JG, Bates D, Rowler DK, Hutson JM. Patterns of radial dysmorphology with the VACTERL association in the adriamycin-exposed prenatal rat. Ann Plast Surg. 2000 Nov; 45(5):525-30.
  232. Kolker AR, Coombs CJ, Meara JG. A method for minimizing donor site complications of the radial forearm flap. Ann Plast Surg. 2000 Sep; 45(3):329-31.
  233. Meara JG, Pilch BZ, Shah SS, Cunningham MJ. Cytokeratin expression in the odontogenic keratocyst. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2000 Aug; 58(8):862-5; discussion 866.
  234. Pribaz JJ, Meara JG, Wright S, Smith JD, Stephens W, Breuing KH. Lip and vermilion reconstruction with the facial artery musculomucosal flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Mar; 105(3):864-72.
  235. Perlyn C, Meara JG, Smith JD, Breuing KH, Bartlett R. Secondary reconstruction of a giant congenital lentiginous dermal nevus with serial, large-volume tissue expansion. Ann Plast Surg. 1999 Nov; 43(5):546-50.
  236. Meara JG, Guo L, Smith JD, Pribaz JJ, Breuing KH, Orgill DP. Vacuum-assisted closure in the treatment of degloving injuries. Ann Plast Surg. 1999 Jun; 42(6):589-94.
  237. Rivkin A, Meara JG, Li KK, Potter C, Wenokur R. Squamous cell metastasis from the tongue to the myocardium presenting as pericardial effusion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Apr; 120(4):593-5.
  238. Meara JG, Potter C, Goodman M, Vernick D. Extramedullary hematopoiesis of the middle ear in a patient with thalassemia. Am J Otolaryngol. 1998 Jul-Aug; 19(4):287-9.
  239. Meara JG, Shah S, Li KK, Cunningham MJ. The odontogenic keratocyst: a 20-year clinicopathologic review. Laryngoscope. 1998 Feb; 108(2):280-3.
  240. Li KK, Meara JG, Joseph MP. Reversal of blindness after facial fracture repair by prompt optic nerve decompression. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Jun; 55(6):648-50.
  241. Shah SS, Meara JG, Curtin HD, Li KK, Cunningham MJ. Odontogenic keratocyst in a young child. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1997 Feb; 106(2):163-6.
  242. Meara, J.G., Cunningham, M.J., O’Brien, J. Introduction to Craniofacial Anomalies. Facial Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive, Editor: Mack Cheney. 1997; 79-100.
  243. Meara JG, Li KK, Shah SS, Cunningham MJ. Odontogenic keratocysts in the pediatric population. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996 Jul; 122(7):725-8.
  244. Li KK, Meara JG, Alexander A. Location of the descending palatine artery in relation to the Le Fort I osteotomy. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1996 Jul; 54(7):822-5; discussion 826-7.
  245. Meara JG, Brown MT, Caradonna D, Varvares MA. Massive, destructive, dentigerous cyst: A case report. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996 Jul; 115(1):141-4.
  246. Li KK, Varvares MA, Meara JG. Descending necrotizing mediastinitis: a complication of dental implant surgery. Head Neck. 1996 Mar-Apr; 18(2):192-6.
  247. Li KK, Meara JG, Rubin PA. Orbital compartment syndrome following orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995 Aug; 53(8):964-8.
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