Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

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David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Affiliated Faculty, Palliative and Acute Illness Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
Core Faculty, Cardiovascular Outcomes, Quality, and Evaluative Research (CAVOQER) Center
Co-lead, Research and Education Component, Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Scholar, Penn Injury Science Center
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine
Executive Director, Penn Implementation Science Center at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
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 [Human Sexuality])
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

Kaufman EJ, Whitehorn G, Orji W, Chreiman K, Jackson S, Holena D, Lane-Fall M, Jacoby SF: Patient experiences of acute and postacute care after trauma. Journal of Surgical Research 291: 303-312, November 2023.

Lane-Fall MB, Shapiro DS, Kaplan LJ (eds): After the ICU: Multi-professional Perspectives on Critical Illness Survivorship for Primary Care Providers, Patients, and Families. McGraw-Hill October 2023 Notes: ISBN-13: 978-1260469257.

Emala CW, Tawfik VL, Lane-Fall, Toledo P, Wong CA, Vavilala MS, Fleisher LA, Wood M: The Anesthesiology Physician-Scientist Pipeline: Current Status & Recommendations for Future Growth: An Initiative of the Anesthesia Research Council (ARC). Anesthesia & Analgesia 137(4): 728-742, October 2023.

Alexander PMA, Aslakson RA, Barreto EF, Lee JH, Meissen H, Morrow BM, Nazer L, Branson RD, Mayer KP, Napolitano N, Lane‐Fall MB, Sikora A, John PR, Dellinger RP, Parker M, Argent A, Boateng A, Green TP, Kudchadkar SR, Maslove DM, Rech MA, Sorce LR, Ryu HG, Tasker RC, Buchman TG, Checchia PA: The Reviewer Academy of the Society of Critical Care Medicine – Key Principles and Strategic Plan. Critical Care Medicine June 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005962. Online ahead of print.

Conn Busch J, Wu J, Anglade E, Peifer HG, Lane-Fall M: So many ways to be wrong: completeness and accuracy in a prospective study of OR to ICU handoff standardization. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety S1553-7250(23): 00115-0, May 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2023.05.001. Online ahead of print.

Ruppel H, Makeneni S, Faerber JA, Lane-Fall MB, Foglia EE, O'Byrne ML, Bonafide CP: Evaluating the Accuracy of Pulse Oximetry in Children According to Race. JAMA Pediatrics 177(5): 540-543, May 2023.

Tellor Pennington BR, Colquhoun DA, Neuman MD, Politi MC, Janda AM, Spino C, Thelen-Perry S, Wu Z, Kumar SS, Gregory SH, Avidan MS, Kheterpal S; THRIVE research group (including Lane-Fall M): Feasibility pilot trial for the Trajectories of Recovery after Intravenous propofol versus inhaled VolatilE anesthesia (THRIVE) pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 13(4): e070096, April 2023.

Clapp JT, Heins SJ, Gaulton TG, Kleid MA, Lane-Fall MB, Aysola J, Baranov DY, Fleisher LA, Gordon EKB: Does Masked Interviewing Encourage Holistic Review in Residency Selection? A Mixed-Methods Study. Teaching and Learning in Medicine Page: 1-12, April 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1080/10401334.2023.2204074. Online ahead of print.

Lane-Fall MB, Koilor C, Givan K, Klaiman T, Barg FK: Patient- and team-level characteristics associated with handoff protocol fidelity in a hybrid implementation study: results from a qualitative comparative analysis. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety S1553-7250(23): 00092-2, April 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2023.04.003. Online ahead of print.

Sanchez AL, Cliggitt LP, Dallard NL, Irby D, Harper M, Schaffer E, Lane-Fall M, Beidas RS: Power Redistribution and Upending White Supremacy in Implementation Research and Practice in Community Mental Health. Psychiatric Services March 2023.

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