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 safe, affordable, patient-centered care. 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 curates insights from clinicians to help delivery systems provide better care at lower cost. 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 harm 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 co-author of the textbook Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill), a series editor at JAMA Internal Medicine, and former co-chair of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum.