Neel Shah

Dr. Neel Shah, Senior Advisor to the Delivery Decisions Initiative

Neel Shah

Senior Advisor, Delivery Decisions Initiative

Neel Shah, MD, MPP, is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Advisor to the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs. His team is currently collaborating with hospitals across the United States, and using methods from design, systems engineering, and management to reduce the epidemic of avoidable c-sections.

Neel is also the Founder and Executive Director of Costs of Care, a global NGO that curates insights from clinicians that help delivery systems provide better care at lower cost. He is listed among the “40 smartest people in healthcare” by the editorial staff of Becker’s Hospital Review, and has been profiled by CNN, the New Yorker, and other outlets for his efforts to expose how overtreatment can harm patients. In 2015 he co-authored the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill). He is an advisor to Square Roots (a maternal health life sciences company) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Neel earned joint degrees in medicine and public policy from Brown University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He completed residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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STAT News: For prenatal care, more doesn’t necessarily mean better

Rebecca Gourevitch and Neel Shah opine in STAT News on their latest research the quality of a person’s prenatal care and the number of prenatal care visits.

Oct 25 2021
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Wall Street Journal: Covid-19 Is Killing Hundreds of Pregnant Women and Babies in Brazil

Dr. Neel Shah comments on the concerning state of maternal care in Brazil.

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TeamBirth Launch in Tulsa Generates Media Coverage on the Need for Teamwork and Communication for Those Giving Birth

The launch of the TeamBirth initiative at two more health systems in Tulsa, Oklahoma, drew wide attention from the local media and highlighted the effort to ensure women having babies are heard and their needs are met. TeamBirth is the centerpiece initiative of Ariadne Labs’ Delivery Decisions Initiative and aims to improve maternal and neonatal… Continue reading TeamBirth Launch in Tulsa Generates Media Coverage on the Need for Teamwork and Communication for Those Giving Birth

Apr 13 2021