John Meara

John Meara, MD, DMD, MBA

Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief; Co-Director, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery Program

Professor of Surgery and Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-4401

  • Fax: 617-738-1657

Medical Services


  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Anomalies or Disorders


  • Plastic and Oral Surgery


  • Advanced Fetal Care Center
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Program
  • Cosmetic Surgery Program
  • Cleft Lip and Plate and Craniofacial Center
  • Brain Tumor Center
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-4401 or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education



University of Notre Dame, 1986

Notre Dame, Indiana

Medical Degree

University of Michigan Medical School, 1990

Ann Arbor, Michigan


University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1993

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, 2004

Melbourne, Australia

Cleft / Craniofacial Surgery

Royal Children's Hospital, 1999-2000

Melbourne, Australia

General Surgery

University of Michigan Hospitals, 1990-1991

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Plastic Surgery

Brigham & Women's Hospital / Children's Hospital Boston, 1997-1999

Boston, MA


Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, 1993-1997

Boston, MA


  • Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology


Cost and Value in Care Delivery (Time Driven Activity Based Costing) Economic Analysis in Global Surgery Examining the Global Burden of Surgical Disease in Low and Middle Income Countries Articles on authored or co-authored by Dr. Meara 2002-2004 P.I., California Wellness Foundation, Teledentistry Project 2002-2005 P.I., Harold McAlister Foundation, Teledentistry Project 2004-2005 P.I., Batten Foundation, Royal Children's Hospital 3D Imaging Project 2005-2006 P.I., Batten Foundation, Royal Children's Hospital Cleft Lip and Palate Program 2005-2006 Associate Investigator, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, A sustainable multidisciplinary best practice early intervention care model for the assessment and diagnosis of children with craniosynostosis.

Professional History



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