Blake Alkire, MD, MPH


Hometown: Texarkana, TX
Undergraduate School: Vanderbilt University (Molecular Biology)
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Graduate School: Harvard School of Public Health
Research Interests: Economic assessment of global surgery, value-based health care and global health care policy.


  1. The clinical and economic impact of a sustained program in global plastic surgery: valuing cleft care in resource-poorsettings. Hughes CD, Babigian A, McCormack S, Alkire BC, Wong A, Pap SA, Vincent JR,Meara JG, Castiglione C, Silverman R. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul;130(1):87e-94e.
  2. The impact of natural disaster on pediatric surgical delivery: a review of Haiti six months before and after the 2010 earthquake. Hughes CD, Nash KA, Alkire BC, McClain CD, Hagander LE, Smithers CJ, Raymonville M, Sullivan SR, Riviello R, Rogers SO, Meara JG. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May;23(2):523-33.
  3. Obstructed labor and caesarean delivery: the cost and benefit of surgical intervention. Alkire BC, Vincent JR, Burns CT, Metzler IS, Farmer PE, Meara JG. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34595. Epub 2012 Apr 25.
  4. Costs and benefits of neurosurgical intervention for infant hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa. Warf BC, Alkire BC, Bhai S, Hughes C, Schiff SJ, Vincent JR, Meara JG. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Nov;8(5):509-21.
  5. The value proposition: using a cost improvement map to improve value for patients with nonsyndromic, isolated cleft palate. Abbott MM, Alkire BC, Meara JG. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1650-8.
  6. Potential economic benefit of cleft lip and palate repair in sub-Saharan Africa. Alkire B, Hughes CD, Nash K, Vincent JR, Meara JG. World J Surg. 2011 Jun;35(6):1194-201.
  7. An assessment of sinonasal anatomic variants potentially associated with recurrent acute rhinosinusitis. Alkire BC, Bhattacharyya N. Laryngoscope. 2010 Mar;120(3):631-4.