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Neel T Shah, M.D.

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Biography
2000
National Merit Scholar
2004
Brain Sciences Fellowship
2006
Kennedy School of Government Scholarship
2007
Elliot Stone Fellowship
2008
Petrie-Flom Fellowship in Health Law Policy
2009
Jack and Edna Saphier Prize
2010
Outstanding Teacher Award
2011
Outstanding Teacher Award
2011
Blue Ribbon Abstract (Obstetrics)
2011
Putting the Physician Charter into Practice Grant
2012
Outstanding Teacher Award
2013
President's Prize in Value-Based Healthcare Delivery
2013
Ten Outstanding Young Leaders

Overview
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.

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  1. Sudhof L, Shah NT. In Pursuit of Value-Based Maternity Care. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Mar; 133(3):541-551. PMID: 30801455.
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  2. Molina RL, Gombolay M, Jonas J, Modest AM, Shah J, Golen TH, Shah NT. Association Between Labor and Delivery Unit Census and Delays in Patient Management: Findings From a Computer Simulation Module. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Mar; 131(3):545-552. PMID: 29420404.
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  3. Plough A, Henrich N, Galvin G, Shah NT. Common challenges managing bed and staff availability on labor and delivery units in the United States: A qualitative analysis. Birth. 2018 09; 45(3):303-310. PMID: 29476560.
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  4. Gupta R, Shah NT, Moriates C, Wallingford S, Arora VM. Disseminating Innovations in Teaching Value-Based Care Through an Online Learning Network. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4):509-513. PMID: 28824767.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. 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. Relationship Between Labor and Delivery Unit Management Practices and Maternal Outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 08; 130(2):358-365. PMID: 28697107.
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  6. Gourevitch RA, Mehrotra A, Galvin G, Karp M, Plough A, Shah NT. How do pregnant women use quality measures when choosing their obstetric provider? Birth. 2017 06; 44(2):120-127. PMID: 28124390.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Kumar R, Farnan JM, Shah NT, Levy A, Saathoff M, Arora VM. GOTMeDS?: Development and Evaluation of an Interactive Module for Trainees on Reducing Patient's Drug Costs. Am J Med. 2016 12; 129(12):1338-1342. PMID: 27591181.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Moriates C, Shah NT, Arora VM. A framework for the frontline: How hospitalists can improve healthcare value. J Hosp Med. 2016 Apr; 11(4):297-302. PMID: 26425782.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Levy AE, Shah NT, Moriates C, Arora VM. Fostering value in clinical practice among future physicians: time to consider COST. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1440. PMID: 25350335.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Moriates C, Shah NT, Arora VM. First, do no (financial) harm. JAMA. 2013 Aug 14; 310(6):577-8. PMID: 23835949.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Shah N. Physicians' role in protecting patients' financial well-being. Virtual Mentor. 2013 Feb 01; 15(2):162-6. PMID: 23398804.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Shah NT. A role for physicians: an observation on cost containment. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jan; 44(1 Suppl 1):S19-21. PMID: 23195160.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Moriates C, Shah N, Arora VM. Medical training and expensive care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan; 32(1):196. PMID: 23297296.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Wright KN, Jonsdottir GM, Jorgensen S, Shah N, Einarsson JI. Costs and outcomes of abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomies. JSLS. 2012 Oct-Dec; 16(4):519-24. PMID: 23484557; PMCID: PMC3558885.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Shah NT, Barroilhet L, Berkowitz RS, Goldstein DP, Horowitz N. A cost analysis of first-line chemotherapy for low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. J Reprod Med. 2012 May-Jun; 57(5-6):211-8. PMID: 22696815.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Shah NT, Akileswaran CP, Garret LG, Bradford L, Del Carmen MG, Goodman AK, Boruta DM, Growdon WB. Society for Gynecologic Oncologists, Meeting on Women's Cancers. The Effect of a Paradigm Shift towards Minimally Invasive Surgery on Hospitalization Costs of Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer. 2012.
  17. Shah NT, Wright KN, Jonsdottir GM, Jorgensen S, Einarsson JI, Muto MG. The Feasibility of Societal Cost Equivalence between Robotic Hysterectomy and Alternate Hysterectomy Methods for Endometrial Cancer. Obstet Gynecol Int. 2011; 2011:570464. PMID: 22190947; PMCID: PMC3236413.
    Citations: 6     
  18. Jonsdottir GM, Jorgensen S, Cohen SL, Wright KN, Shah NT, Chavan N, Einarsson JI. Increasing minimally invasive hysterectomy: effect on cost and complications. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May; 117(5):1142-9. PMID: 21508754.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Neel T. Shah. Brown Medicine Magazine. Assuming Responsibility for Patients' Pockets. 2010. View Publication.
  20. Shah NT, Akileswaran CP, Greenberg J. Variation in the Use of Labor and Delivery Resources by Practice Structure. 2010.
  21. Shah N, Dizon DS. New-generation platinum agents for solid tumors. Future Oncol. 2009 Feb; 5(1):33-42. PMID: 19243296.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  22. Shah NT, Yeung LC, Cooper LN, Cai Y, Shouval HZ. A biophysical basis for the inter-spike interaction of spike-timing-dependent plasticity. Biol Cybern. 2006 Aug; 95(2):113-21. PMID: 16691393.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.