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Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, Penn Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Assistant Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Medicine (Core faculty, 2013-2016; Leadership team, 2016-present)
Core faculty, Palliative and Acute Illness Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Anesthesiology and Critical Care
309 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-573-7399
Fax: 215-662-7106
AB (Molecular and Cell Biology / Interdisciplinary Studies)
University of California, Berkeley, 2001.
Yale University School of Medicine, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
Post-Graduate Training
Categorical Resident in Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2010.
Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2011.
Fellow in Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, 2011-2013.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2011-2013.
Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety Short Course, University of Wisconsin - Madison Center for Quality & Performance Improvement, 2015-2015.
Scholar, Research in Implementation Science for Equity, NIH NHLBI Programs Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research, 2016-2017.
Implementation Science Certificate Program, UCSF, 2017-present.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, 2011.
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011.
American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine), 2011.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (basic certification), 2012.
Advanced Trauma Life Support, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine

Description of Research Expertise

I am a physician-researcher with a specific interest in acute care implementation science and improvement science. My areas of methodological expertise include mixed methods, qualitative research, and survey research. My areas of content expertise include patient handoffs and care transitions, human factors, critical care medicine, anesthesiology, and perioperative care.

Selected Publications

Gutsche J, Miano T, Vernick W, Raiten J, Bermudez C, Vallabhajosyula P, Chiu C, Milewski K, Lane-Fall M, Williams M, Patel P, Mikkelsen M, Cannon J, Ramakrishna H, Augoustides J, Szeto W.: Does a Mobile ECLS Program Reduce Mortality for Patients Transported for ECLS Therapy for Severe acute respiratory failure? Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia June 2018.

Siddique S, Lane-Fall M, McConnell M, Jakhete N, Crismale J, Porges S, Khungar V, Mehta SJ, Goldberg D, Li Z, Schiano T, Regan L, Shea J: Exploring opportunities to prevent cirrhosis admissions in the emergency department: a multicenter, multidisciplinary survey. Hepatology Communications 2(3): 237-244, March 2018.

Hwang J, Clapp J, Farrar J, Koo G, Estrella De Palm S, Sigafus K, Lane-Fall M, Nazarian S: Inpatient Pain Medication Administration: Understanding the Process and Its Delays. Journal of Surgical Research 2018 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Davis JJ, Price D, Lane-Fall MB: Incorporation of quality and safety principles in Maintenance of Certification: An analysis of American Board of Medical Specialties Member Boards. American Journal of Medical Quality 2018 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Lane-Fall M, Pascual J, Massa S, Collard M, Peifer H, Di Taranti L, Linehan M, Fleisher L, Barg F: Developing a standard handoff process for operating room to intensive care unit transitions: Multidisciplinary clinician perspectives from the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) study. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2018 Notes: Published ahead of print at

Gutsche J, Vernick W, Miano T, and Penn Lung Rescue collaborators: Mikkelsen M, Ramakrishna H, McCarthy F, Atluri P, Vallabhajosyula P, Bermudez C, Augoustides J, Patel P, Williams M, Haddle J, Cannon J, Raiten J, Lane-Fall, M, O’Donnell M, Szeto W: One-year Experience with a Mobile Extracorporeal Life Support Service. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 104(5), November 2017.

Lane-Fall M, Ramaswamy T, He X, Brown S, Gutsche J, Fleisher L, Neuman M: Structural, nursing, and physician characteristics and 30-day mortality for patients undergoing cardiac surgery in Pennsylvania. Critical Care Medicine 45(9): 1472-1480, September 2017 Notes: Accompanying editorial: "Organizing Intensive Care for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery" by J. Kahn (PMID: 28816844).

Lane-Fall M, Davis J, Clapp J, Myers S, Riesenberg L: What every graduating resident needs to know about quality and safety: A content analysis of 26 sets of ACGME milestones. Academic Medicine September 2017 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Barry M, Hochman B, Lane-Fall M, Zappile D, Holena D, Smith B, Kaplan L, Huffenberger A, Reilly P, Pascual J: Leveraging telemedicine infrastructure to monitor operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. Academic Medicine 92(7), July 2017.

Lane-Fall M, Miano T, Aysola J, Augoustides J: Diversity in the Emerging Critical Care Workforce: Analysis of Demographic Trends in Critical Care Fellows from 2004-2014. Critical Care Medicine 45(5): 822-827, May 2017.

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