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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
Core Faculty, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Anesthesiology and Critical Care
309 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
http://www.lanefall.info
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-573-7399
Fax: 215-662-7106
Education:
AB (Molecular and Cell Biology / Interdisciplinary Studies)
University of California, Berkeley, 2001.
MD (Medicine)
Yale University School of Medicine, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007.
Resident in Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2010.
Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (Anesthesiology), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2011.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2011-2013.
Fellow in Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, 2011-2013.
Intensive Grantsmanship Workshop, Sisters of the Academy, 2013-2013.
Grant Writers' Coaching Group, American Association of Medical Colleges, 2014-2014.
Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, American Association of Medical Colleges, 2014-2014.
Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety Short Course, University of Wisconsin - Madison Center for Quality & Performance Improvement, 2015-2015.
Certifications
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, 2011.
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011.
Advanced Trauma Life Support, 2011.
American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine), 2011.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (basic certification), 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine
Anesthesiology

Description of Research Expertise

My research focus is teamwork and communication in perioperative settings. This includes the operating room, post-anesthesia care unit, and intensive care unit (ICU). Within this broad area, I am particularly interested in handoffs within the ICU or to/from the ICU. I have expertise in the following areas:

TOPIC AREAS
-Handoffs, handovers, care transitions
-Patient safety
-Quality improvement and QI research
-Training in quality improvement and patient safety
-Outcomes
-Clinical documentation
-Healthcare IT

METHODOLOGY
-Qualitative research
-Mixed methods research
-Secondary data analysis

Selected Publications

Lane-Fall MB, Beidas RS, Pascual JL, Collard ML, Peifer HG, Chavez TJ, Barry ME, Gutsche JT, Halpern SD, Fleisher LA, Barg FK: Handoffs and transitions in critical care (HATRICC): protocol for a mixed methods study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. BMC Surgery 14, November 2014.

Lane-Fall MB, Speck RM, Ibrahim SA, Shea JA, McCunn M, Bosk CL: Are attendings different? Intensivists explain their handoff ideals, perceptions and practices. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11(3): 360-66, March 2014 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print Dec. 16, 2013.

Lane-Fall MB, Gutsche JT, Augoustides JG: Are intraoperative anesthesia handovers associated with harm? Getting to the heart of the matter in cardiac surgery: the search for the hat-trick of quality, safety, and continuous improvement. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 29(1): 8-10, February 2015.

Raiten JM, Lane-Fall MB, Gutsche JT, Kohl BA, Fabbro M, Sophocles A, Chern SY, Al-Ghofaily L, Augoustides JG: Transition of Care in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit: A Review of Handoffs in Perioperative Cardiothoracic and Vascular Practice. Journal of Cardiovascular and Vascular Anesthesia April 2015 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Lane-Fall MB, Brooks AK, Wilkins SA, Davis JJ, Riesenberg L: Addressing the mandate for handoff education: a focused review and recommendations for anesthesia resident curriculum development and evaluation. Anesthesiology 120(1): 218-29, January 2014 Notes: First two authors share first authorship credit. Electronically published ahead of print Nov. 7, 2013.

Lane-Fall MB, Neuman MD: Making sense of surgical risk when the data aren't perfect. Anesthesia and Analgesia 119(2): 237-8, August 2014.

Lane-Fall MB, Neuman MD: Outcomes measurement and risk adjustment. International Anesthesiology Clinics 51(4): 10-21, Fall 2013.

Lane-Fall MB, Maguire C, Hoke L: Teamwork and collaborative practice in the intensive care unit. Intensive Care Unit Manual 2nd Edition. Lanken PN, Manaker S, Kohl BA, Hanson CW (eds.). Elsevier, October 2013.

Lane-Fall M: The complexities of race and racism in healthcare. Philadelphia Inquirer January 2014 Notes: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20140126_The_complexities_of_race_and_racism_in_healthcare.html.

Lane-Fall MB: Accommodating bigotry (Piece of My Mind). JAMA 311(2): 139-140, January 2014 Notes: doi:10.1001/jama.2013.283733.

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