John Varallo

Director, Safe Surgery

Dr. Varallo is an ob-gyn with over 20 years of clinical and surgical experience working in low-resource settings on three continents. He champions developing and testing innovative, practical solutions to accelerate change and improve the quality and safety of surgical care. As Global Director for Safe Surgery, he oversees Jhpiego’s four-country safe surgery program, leveraging Jhpiego’s successes to replicate it globally with partners and governments. Working with Jhpiego’s Innovations team, he conceptualizes, develops and promotes human-centered design processes, products and problem-solving methodologies for positive change.