Neel Shah, MD, MPP, is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative, a program of Ariadne Labs that aims to design, test, and spread solutions that ensure every person can choose to grow their family with dignity.
Dr. Shah is listed among the "40 smartest people in health care" by the Becker's Hospital Review, and has been profiled by the New York Times, ABC Nightline, and other outlets. He is written over 50 peer-reviewed academic papers and contributed to four books, including as senior author of Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill), which Don Berwick has called "an instant classic" and Atul Gawande called "a masterful primer for all clinicians."
Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Shah founded Costs of Care, a global NGO that curates insights from clinicians to help delivery systems provide better care. In 2017, Dr. Shah co-founded the March for Moms Association, a coalition of 50 leading organizations, to increase public and private investment in the wellbeing of mothers. Dr. Shah currently serves on a number of national advisory boards, including a three year term with the Office of Women's Health Research at the National Institutes of Health.