John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA is the Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, plastic surgeon-in-chief at Boston Children’s Hospital, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program, and chair for the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.

He is also the vice-chair of the Health Policy Advisory Group for the American College of Surgeons. Since 2008, he has co-directed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship program in collaboration with Partners In Health. Dr. Meara’s interests are in the areas of craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip and cleft palate, with a particular interest in augmenting the delivery of quality surgical care in low-resource settings.