Costs of Care Creating Value Challenge

Expert Panel

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Physician & Social Entrepreneur, Executive Director of Costs of Care
    • Faculty Investigator at Ariadne Labs
    Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP 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. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a faculty investigator at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation, where he studies the impact of system complexity on discretionary clinical decisions. 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. 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.
    • Internal Medicine
    Assoc Professor University of Chicago & Director of Educational Initiatives, Costs of Care

    Vineet Arora MD MAPP is Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery, and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at the University Of Chicago.  Through funding from AHRQ, NIH, and the ABIM Foundation, she has developed and evaluated multiple educational interventions to improve medical training while also improving quality, safety, and value of care in teaching hospitals.  She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and her work has received coverage by the New York Times, NPR, and the Associated Press.  For her body of work, she has been recognized by HealthLeader Magazine in 2011 as “20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better” and is the past recipient of the American College of Physicians Walter J. McDonald Young Physician Award, Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mid-Career Mentoring Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Excellence in Hospital Medicine Research Award.

    As the Director of Educational Initiatives at Costs of Care, she oversaw the development of the Teaching Value web modules, which are easy to access free e-learning tools to promote cost conscious prescribing and reduce waste and co-chaired the Teaching Value Choosing Wisely Challenge.  She is co-author of Understanding High Value Care, a textbook from McGraw Hill released in 2015.  An avid user of social media, Dr. Arora regularly tweets about medical education, technology, and health policy at @futuredocs.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
    • Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of Care

    Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, as well as building a robust value improvement program that engages healthcare providers across the healthcare community in Austin.

  • September Wallingford is the Director of Operations for Costs of Care. She is also a registered nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. September believes nurses play a vital role in creating value for patients and their families. She advocates for nurses to be full, collaborative partners in high value care. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University.
  • Dr. Reshma Gupta, MD, MSHPM is the Director of Outreach and Evaluation as well as the Teaching Value in Healthcare Learning Network at Costs of Care, Inc. She is also a practicing internal medicine physician who trained for medical school at the University of California San Francisco, residency and chief residency at the University of Washington Seattle, and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship with a masters in Health Policy and Management at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Gupta developed the Teaching Value in Healthcare Learning Network, a virtual community to advance and spread stewardship in medical training by showcasing promising value improvement strategies that can be used to disseminate best practices among trainees, educators, and health system leaders. 

    Dr. Gupta’s works in health system innovation, policy, redesign, and education. She has focused her work to better define and improve the culture of value-based decision-making and care delivery including the creation of the first High Value Care Culture Survey. She has also led a multi-site study across California to understand drivers of value-based decision making in academic medical centers in order to help develop future interventions promoting value. Dr. Gupta’s also works in consultation with the Innovations Center at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Primary Care Program, the largest patient-centered medical home demonstration project to date. This program tries to tests new models of primary care that promote improving quality and lower costs. Dr. Gupta is characterizing care management in the program and assessing the correlation with value-promoting payment reform models. She also works to develop strategic planning, operations, and evaluation of this large scale national demonstration program. In setting a national vision to train physicians in value-based care, Dr. Gupta has published numerous perspective pieces in JAMA, Academic Medicine, and the AMA Journal of Ethics as well as numerous interviews with national radio outlets such as NPR.

  • Dr. Dewan is a Pediatric Critical Care Physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the primary investigator for an Association of Pediatric Program Directors sponsored study looking at the development of a high value curriculum for pediatric trainees.  The curriculum highlights the use of game based learning to improve engagement in value education. Dr. Dewan received her MD and MPH from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her pediatric residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

  • Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University and an attending physician at the McGill University Health Centre who is certified in General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is Chief of Service of one of the medical clinical teaching units at the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Director of the McGill University Health Centre's Clinical Practice Assessment Unit. Dr. Lee received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Toronto where he also subsequently completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases. Dr. Lee then received his Masters of Public Health from Harvard University. His academic interests include quality improvement and patient safety, with a current emphasis on Medication Safety, Choosing Wisely and High Value Health Care. He was the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Society for Internal Medicine's New Investigator Award.  An up to date list of his publications can be found here:

  • After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2011, he joined the Yale Faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program, where he currently is an Assistant Professor. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting, educational curricula development, and cost-effective care. He is the course director for the Patient Safety & Quality Elective for Yale Internal Medicine Residents, Associate Chief of the Generalist Inpatient Service, and Core Faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He developed the “Interactive Cost-Awareness Resident Exercise (I-CARE)”, which is now used in many US and Canadian Internal Medicine Residency Programs. He was a winner of the 2013 ABIM Foundation/Costs of Care Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely® competition for I-CARE.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Director of Quality & Patient Safety - Division of Hospital Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital

    Hyung (Harry) Cho, MD, FACP is the Director of Quality & Patient Safety for the Division of Hospital Medicine at Mount Sinai and Senior Fellow at the Lown Institute. His research focus is on the relationship of overuse to patient harm, and developing high value care curricula to bridge systems implementation with students, trainees, and faculty. His work includes development of the ACP-AAIM High Value Care & Quality Improvement Course for educators and the dissemination of RightCare Rounds, now implemented in over 60 programs across the country. For his efforts in high value care, he has received national awards and recognition, including the Choosing Wisely Case Study Award from Society of Hospital Medicine, the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Award from Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation, the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award, and Top Hospitalist honor from ACP Hospitalist magazine.

    Dr. Cho graduated from Cornell University and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and since 2011 he has been an academic hospitalist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Cho was selected as Clinical Quality Fellow for the Greater New York Hospital Association & United Hospital Fund. He is a member of Society of Hospital Medicine's Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Committee and Chair of the RightCare Alliance Hospital Medicine Council.

    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Associate Dean for Medical Education at Penn State University College of Medicine

    Eileen M. Moser, M.D., M.H.P.E., FACP is an internist and geriatrician who serves as the Associate Dean for Medical Education at Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  Her current medical education scholarship employs SOAP-V, a cognitive forcing function tool, to enable medical students and residents to consider high value care at the point of care. 

    After graduating from Georgetown University, she completed medical school and residency at UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School.  She joined the VA- New Jersey Health Care System where she served as Associate Program Director and Chair, Clinical Competency Committee for the combined Internal Medicine Residency Program at UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School.  She advanced to Associate Chief of Medicine for Education.  She then served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Director of Resident Professional Development at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School where she created a dissemination model resident teaching skills program with Chief Residents as trainers.  She developed a longitudinal Chief Resident Leadership Training program which received two national American College of Physicians awards.  At Penn State College of Medicine, she served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Interim Vice Dean for Educational Affairs prior to her current position.  

    Within the American College of Physicians (ACP), Dr. Moser has held a number of national and regional leadership positions including Northern Governor and President of the NJ Chapter; Chair, Chapters Subcommittee; and member of ACP Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. She is currently a member of three national ACP education committees.  She served as a Member-at-Large on the Executive Committee of the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs within the Association of American Medical Colleges.   Dr. Moser attended the Harvard Macy Program for Education in the Health Professions, completed her Masters in Health Professions Education at University of Illinois at Chicago and is a 2014 Fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine.

  • Dr. Swaroop is a board certified internal medicine physician and hospitalist at the University of California, Irvine. She currently serves as the program director for the UC Irvine internal medicine residency where she participated in developing the high value care curriculum for residents. Dr. Swaroop serves on the AAIM High Value Care Workgroup and has published and presented her work on developing cost conscious projects and integration of business of medicine into residency curriculum.