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Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

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
Assistant Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety
Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation, Penn Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Core Faculty, Palliative and Acute Illness Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
Core Faculty, Cardiovascular Outcomes, Quality, and Evaluative Research (CAVOQER) Center
Co-Medical Director, Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (position effective July 1, 2019)
Co-lead, Research and Education Component, Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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309 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-573-7399
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 and 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, University of California San Francisco, 2017-present.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, 2011.
American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine), 2011.
American Board of Anesthesiology, 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

Perfetti A, Peifer H, Massa S, Di Taranti L, Choudhary M, Collard M, George D, Wang C, Beidas R, Barg F, Lane-Fall M: Mixing beyond measure: integrating methods in a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. Journal of Mixed Methods Research May 2019 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Bhardwaj A, Miano T, Geller B, Milewski K, Williams M, Bermudez C, Vallabhajosyula P, Patel P, Mackay E, Vernick W, Lane-Fall M, Raiten J, McDonald M, Gutsche J: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest due to ARDS. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia April 2019 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Davis J, Price D, Lane-Fall M: 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 34(2): 176-181, Mar/Apr 2019.

Cobb B, Lane-Fall M, Month R, Onuoha O, Srinivas S, Neuman M: Anesthesiologist specialization and use of general anesthesia for Cesarean delivery. Anesthesiology 130(2): 237-46, February 2019.

Clapp JT, Diraviam SP, Lane-Fall MB, Szymczak JE, Muralidharan M, Chung JJ, Gutsche JT, Curley MAQ, Berns JS, Fleisher LA: Nephrology in the academic intensive care unit: a qualitative study of interdisciplinary collaboration. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2019 Notes: Accepted for publication.

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 232: 49-55, December 2018.

Muralidharan M, Clapp J, Pulos B, Diraviam S, Baranov D, Gordon E, Lane-Fall M: How does training in anesthesia residency shape residents’ approaches to patient care handoffs? A single-center qualitative interview study. BMC Medical Education 18(1): 271, November 2018.

Lane-Fall M, Pascual J, Peifer H, Di Taranti L, Collard M, Jablonski J, Gutsche J, Halpern S, Barg F, Fleisher L, and the HATRICC study team (Allen K, Barry M, Buddai S, Chavez T, Choudhary M, George D, Linehan M, Torres Hernandez E, Vander Veen S, Watts J): A partially-structured postoperative handoff protocol improves communication in two mixed surgical intensive care units: findings from the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) prospective cohort study. Annals of Surgery November 2018 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

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 44(9): 514-25, September 2018.

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 93(6): 904-10, June 2018.

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