Neel Shah MD, MPP

Neel Shah

Dr. Neel Shah is an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and associate faculty at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation. He is an expert in designing, testing and spreading system interventions that improve patient care. As a general obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Shah cares for patients during critical life moments that range from surgery to primary care to childbirth.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Shah founded Costs of Care, a global NGO that curates insights from clinicians to help delivery systems provide better care at lower cost. He is listed among the “40 smartest people in health care” by the Becker’s Hospital Review and has been profiled by CNN, the New York Times, the Atlantic Magazine, and other outlets.

In 2015, Dr. Shah co-authored the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill), which Don Berwick has called “an instant classic” and Atul Gawande called “a masterful primer for all clinicians.” He serves on the advisory boards of Square Roots, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the National Partnership for Women and Families.