John G. Meara is chief of plastic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and associate professor of surgery and associate professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, a doctorate in dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Dr. Meara completed his otolaryngology residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and his plastic surgery training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He was the craniofacial fellow at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and returned as the full-time director of the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2003, after working at Children’s Hospital–Los Angeles for three years. In 2005, he was promoted to chief of surgery at The Royal Children’s Hospital, and returned to Boston Children’s Hospital in August 2006 as plastic surgeon-in-chief.