Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP is a physician with a deep and abiding commitment to providing safe, effective patient care. Her research agenda is focused on the scientific study of strategies to support the safe and high-quality care of hospitalized patients.
Dr. Lane-Fall is the founding Co-director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation and assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist and surgical intensivist whose main research interest is improving healthcare 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 healthcare delivery science, falling at the intersection of improvement science and implementation 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. She was elected to the Association of University Anesthesiologists in 2015 and to the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors in 2017.
Dr. Lane-Fall lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two daughters. She loves technology, science fiction, podcasts, and logic puzzles, and dabbles in graphic design.