Neel T Shah
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Obstetrics Gynecology & Repro. Bio.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and associate faculty at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation. His work broadly aims to help clinicians make decisions that lead to the best possible care at lower costs. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Shah cares for patients from childbirth through menopause and practices both primary care and surgery
In addition, he is the Founder and Executive Director of Costs of Care, a nationally recognized nonprofit that helps caregivers deflate medical bills. He has been listed among the "40 smartest people in health care" by the Becker's Hospital Review, and profiled in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other outlets for his efforts to expose how low value care can cause financial harm to patients.
Dr. Shah completed residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital and received degrees in medicine and public policy from Brown Medical School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a co-author of the textbook, Understanding Value-Based Care expected from McGraw-Hill in early 2015.
Association Between Labor and Delivery Unit Census and Delays in Patient Management: Findings From a Computer Simulation Module.
Molina RL, Gombolay M, Jonas J, Modest AM, Shah J, Golen TH, Shah NT.
Obstet Gynecol. 2018 03. 131(3):545-552. PMID: 29420404
Common challenges managing bed and staff availability on labor and delivery units in the United States: A qualitative analysis.
Plough A, Henrich N, Galvin G, Shah NT.
Birth. 2018 09. 45(3):303-310. PMID: 29476560
Gupta R, Shah NT, Moriates C, Wallingford S, Arora VM.
J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug. 9(4):509-513. PMID: 28824767
Plough AC, Galvin G, Li Z, Lipsitz SR, Alidina S, Henrich NJ, Hirschhorn LR, Berry WR, Gawande AA, Peter D, McDonald R, Caldwell DL, Muri JH, Bingham D, Caughey AB, Declercq ER, Shah NT.
Obstet Gynecol. 2017 08. 130(2):358-365. PMID: 28697107
Gourevitch RA, Mehrotra A, Galvin G, Karp M, Plough A, Shah NT.
Birth. 2017 06. 44(2):120-127. PMID: 28124390
GOTMeDS?: Development and Evaluation of an Interactive Module for Trainees on Reducing Patient's Drug Costs.
Kumar R, Farnan JM, Shah NT, Levy A, Saathoff M, Arora VM.
Am J Med. 2016 12. 129(12):1338-1342. PMID: 27591181
Moriates C, Shah NT, Arora VM.
J Hosp Med. 2016 Apr. 11(4):297-302. PMID: 26425782
Levy AE, Shah NT, Moriates C, Arora VM.
Acad Med. 2014 Nov. 89(11):1440. PMID: 25350335
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