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Meghan Brooks Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

Associate 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
Clinical Liaison, Penn Center for Evidence-based Practice
Co-Medical Director, Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Co-lead, Research and Education Component, Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Disaster Preparedness Officer, Penn Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Senior Scholar, Penn Injury Science Center
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
423 Guardian Drive
309 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-573-7399
Education:
AB (Molecular and Cell Biology / Interdisciplinary Studies)
University of California, Berkeley, 2001.
MD
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.
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.
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.
Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine), 2011.
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, 2011.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (basic certification), 2012.
Advanced Trauma Life Support, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Critical care medicine
Anesthesiology

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

Neuman MD, Elkassabany NM, Ochroch J, Brensinger C, Newcomb C, Mehta S, Gaskins LJ, Lane-Fall MB: Incidence and predictors of regional anesthesia use for pain treatment after hip fracture: retrospective analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 68(4): 835-840, April 2020.

Yao W, Wang T, Jiang B, Gao F, Wang L, Zheng H, Xiao W, Yao S, Mei W, Chen X, Luo A, Sun L, Cook T, Behringer E, Huitink JM, Wong DT, Lane-Fall M, McNarry AF, McGuire B, Higgs A, Shah A, Patel A, Zuo M, Ma W, Xue Z, Zhang LM, Li W, Wang Y, Hagberg C, O'Sullivan EP, Fleisher LA, Wei H: Emergency tracheal intubation in 202 patients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: lessons learnt and international expert recommendations. British Journal of Anaesthesia April 2020 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

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 271(3): 484-493, March 2020 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print in November 2018.

Myers JS, Lane-Fall MB, Perfetti AR, Humphrey K, Sato L, Shaw K, Taylor A, Tess AV: Demonstrating the Value of Post-Graduate Fellowships for Physicians in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. BMJ Quality and Safety December 2019 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Miles ME, Mueller D, Gay-Betton D, Baum Miller SH, Massa S, Lane-Fall M, Schlesinger JJ: OSCAR – Observational Study of Clinician Attentional Reserves. Critical Care Medicine December 2019 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Vella M, Warshauer A, Tortorello G, Fernandez-Moure J, Giacolone J, Chen B, Cabulong A, Chreiman K, Sims C, Schwab C, Reilly P, Lane-Fall M, Seamon M: What happens to gunshot wound survivors? A comprehensive assessment of long-term outcomes after firearm injury. JAMA Surgery November 2019 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

Clapp J, Diraviam S, Lane-Fall M, Szymczak J, Muralidharan M, Chung J, Gutsche J, Curley M, Berns J, Fleisher L: Nephrology in the academic intensive care unit: a qualitative study of interdisciplinary collaboration. American Journal of Kidney Diseases September 2019 Notes: Electronically published ahead of print.

McDonald M, Henry M, Gallagher C, Lane-Fall M, Mackay E, Hadler R, Laudanski K, Usman A, Miano T, Gutsche J: The effect of sedation on long-term psychological impairment following extracorporeal life support. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia August 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 33(8): 2216-2220, August 2019.

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.

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