Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM is a physician-scientist committed to the provision of safe, effective patient care. Her research agenda is focused on implementation science - the empiric study of strategies to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based practice. She is director of acute care implementation research at the Penn Implementation Science Center at LDI. Dr. Lane-Fall is the Founding Co-director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation. She is also the David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a board-certified anesthesiologist and surgical intensivist whose main research interest is improving health care provider communication at times of transition or handoff across sites of care. She employs qualitative and mixed methods to develop effective communication strategies that incorporate human factors principles while complementing clinician workflow. Her work is best characterized as health care delivery science, falling at the intersection of implementation science and improvement science. Dr. Lane-Fall is also interested in building research capacity in health services research. She mentors research fellows and clinical trainees and is the co-course director of Penn’s graduate level implementation science course.
Dr. Lane-Fall received her AB degree with high distinction from the University of California at Berkeley. She received her MD degree from Yale University, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She completed anesthesia residency, critical care fellowship and research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, during which time she completed a Masters of Science in health policy research.
Dr. Lane-Fall lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two daughters. She loves technology, science fiction, podcasts, logic puzzles, and dabbles in graphic design.