Dr. Neel Shah is the Founder and Executive Director of Costs of Care, an independent grant-supported nonprofit that helps patients and their caregivers deflate medical bills. In August 2013 will he will join the Harvard Medical School faculty based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Ariadne Labs: a Joint Center for Health Systems Innovation at Brigham & Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.
As an ob/gyn, Dr. Shah delivers babies, provides primary care, and performs surgery. As an investigator, his research focuses on the role of frontline clinicians in improving healthcare safety and value. His work has been cited by the Institute of Medicine and featured in the New York Times, ABC Television, National Public Radio, and New England Journal of Medicine (see Press). He serves as a section editor for the "Less is More: Teachable Moments" series in JAMA Internal Medicine and is co-authoring the textbook Understanding Value-Based Care (Lange/McGraw Hill) with colleagues Christopher Moriates (UCSF) and Vineet Arora (University of Chicago).
Dr. Shah is completing residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned joint degrees in medicine and public policy from Brown Medical School and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.