Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

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David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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University of Pennsylvania
Department of Anesthesiology
423 Guardian Drive
309 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-573-7399
AB (Molecular and Cell Biology / Interdisciplinary Studies)
University of California, Berkeley, 2001.
MD (Medicine)
Yale University School of Medicine, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine

Description of Research Expertise

I am a physician-scientist with board certification in anesthesiology and critical care medicine who has been committed to the advancement of patient safety for fifteen years. My research agenda is centered on the rigorous study of strategies to support the safe and high-quality care of hospitalized patients. I employ principles from implementation science and human factors engineering, including qualitative and mixed methods, to promote the uptake and effective use of evidence-based practice in acute care. As a vice chair in anesthesiology, I foster inclusion, diversity, and equity in my department and in academic medicine more broadly through recruitment, retention, education, and professional development efforts, and by working with institutional partners to affect structural changes to ensure equity in the workplace and in clinical care. As a research mentor, I work with undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, fellows, and early stage faculty to build their capacity to conduct impactful, paradigm-shifting health services research.

Selected Publications

Conn Busch J, Wu J, Anglade E, Peifer H, Lane-Fall M: So Many Ways to Be Wrong: Completeness And Accuracy In Operating Room To Intensive Care Unit Handoffs. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA October 2022 Notes: Accepted for virtual oral presentation.

Hose B-Z, Conn Busch, J, Lane-Fall M, Bass EJ: Systematic Approach for Comparing Team-based Care Processes. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2022 Annual Meeting October 2022 Notes: Conference paper.

Ashiru B, Cronin KM, Potestio CP, Pukenas EW, Burden AR, McEniry B, Lane-Fall MB: Enriching Future Physician Scientists: Student Led, Faculty Mentored Data Collection For HATRICC-US Trial. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA October 2022 Notes: Accepted for oral presentation.

Yarabarla V, Mylarapu A, Lane-Fall M: Characterizing Methods For Assigning Gender, Race, and Ethnicity In Anesthesiology And Surgery Workforce Research. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA October 2022 Notes: Accepted for virtual poster presentation.

Beidas RS, Dorsey S, Lewis CC, Lyon AR, Powell BJ, Purtle J, Saldana L, Shelton RC, Wiltsey Stirman S, Lane-Fall MB: Promises and pitfalls in implementation science from the perspective of United States based researchers: Learning from a pre-mortem. Implementation Science August 2022 Notes: Accepted for publication, in press.

Lazzara EH, Simonson RJ, Gisick LM, Griggs AC, Rickel EA, Wahr J, Lane-Fall MB, Keebler JR.: Does standardisation improve post-operative anaesthesia handoffs? Meta-analyses on provider, patient, organisational, and handoff outcomes. Ergonomics 65(8): 1138-1153, August 2022.

Bass GA, Kaplan LJ, Ryan ÉJ, Cao Y, Lane-Fall M, Duffy CC, Vail EA, Mohseni S.: The snapshot audit methodology: design, implementation and analysis of prospective observational cohort studies in surgery. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery July 2022 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Murphy DJ, Lane-Fall MB.: Leveraging Robust Mixed Methodologies to Advance Implementation Research and Practice. Critical Care Medicine 50(7): 1159-1161, July 2022.

Chesley CF, Anesi GL, Chowdhury M, Schaubel D, Liu VX, Lane-Fall MB, Halpern SD.: Characterizing Equity of Intensive Care Unit Admissions for Sepsis and Acute Respiratory Failure. Annals of the American Thoracic Society July 2022 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Chesley CF, Lane-Fall MB, Panchanadam V, Harhay MO, Wani AA, Mikkelsen ME, Fuchs BD.: Racial disparities in occult hypoxemia and clinically based mitigation strategies to apply in advance of technological advancements. Respiratory Care June 2022 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

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