Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series

The Organization and Financing of Surgical Care under Population-based Alternative Payment Models: Insights from the Maryland Natural Experiment

Anaeze C. Offodile II, MD, MPH

Executive Director, Clinical Transformation

Assistant Professor in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Health Services Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Anaeze C. Offodile II MD MPH is the Executive Director for Clinical Transformation and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Health Services Research at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is also a non-resident scholar in domestic health policy at the Baker Institute, a non-partisan think tank at Rice University. In his enterprise role, he is tasked with identifying and implementing novel approaches to the organization and delivery of cancer care that leverage digital health applications (wearables, mobile apps, and patient portals). His scholarship is focused on 1) optimizing cancer symptom control, 2) characterizing the risk factors for financial toxicity following cancer care, 3) understanding the impact of private equity in hospital markets, and 4) conducting a systematic examination of the organization and financing of surgical care delivery under global capitation payment arrangements.

Dr. Offodile is a graduate of Kent State University, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed surgical training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (General Surgery), Lahey Clinic (Plastic Surgery) and MD Anderson Cancer Center (Microvascular fellowship). He serves on the editorial board of Annals of Surgery, is the recipient of competitive extra-mural funding and has published in journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Medicine, Lancet, Annals of Surgery, JAMA Network Open, JAMA Surgery, JAMA Health Forum, and Health Affairs. He was the 2019-2021 Gilbert Omenn Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and is a currently a strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

Tuesday, November 8th

5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT

Hybrid Webinar

BC-4118, 4th Floor, One Brigham Circle, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Webinar Registration

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe key features, objectives, and levers for change in the Maryland Global Budget
  2. Discuss the impact of the Global Budget on surgical quality, expenditures, and patterns of care
  3. Evaluate methodological approaches for evaluating changes in care due to health policy.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for research faculty and trainees

Course Director

Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, FACS

Michele and Howard J. Kessler Distinguished Chair of Surgery and Public Health
Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Center for Geriatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.