Our Team

Dr. Shah has been listed among the “40 smartest people in health care” by the Becker’s Hospital Review, and profiled in the New Yorker Magazine, CNN, and other media outlets for his efforts to improve patient care.

He is also an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Ariadne Labs for Health System Innovation. He maintains an active clinical practice as an ob/gyn that includes delivering babies, providing primary care, and performing surgery.

Neel Shah

MD, Founder and Executive Director

Ms. Wallingford oversees strategy, execution, and coordination of Costs of Care’s growing programs. As a registered nurse at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, she joined Costs of Care in 2013 to enhance the visibility of the nursing profession in empowering patients and clinicians to deflate medical bills.

September received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University.

September Wallingford

RN, Operations Director

Mr. Harmon is the Director of Advocacy at Costs of Care and oversees the development of the blog and CoC's outreach efforts. Jordan is also Managing Director of the Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Prior to joining HSS, Jordan was a leader at NYU Langone Medical Center and a management consultant focused on process improvements.

Jordan Harmon

MHA, Advocacy Director

Dr. Arora's work in medical education has resulted in over 100 peer reviewed publications, numerous national awards, federal and foundation grants, and media coverage by the New York Times, CNN, and the Associated Press.

As Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Vinny has mentored countless students in scholarly work in a variety of areas, including high value care. She is also the Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment Innovation and works with hospital leaders to integrate residents and fellows into the quality, safety and value mission.

Vineet Arora

MD, Education Director

Dr. Moriates co-chairs the Teaching Value Challenge, an annual Costs of Care event that crowdsources innovations from frontline clinicians which will provide better care at lower cost. He speaks locally and nationally about cost awareness education for physicians and has implemented a cost curriculum for residents at UCSF that was highlighted by the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value at the new Dell Medical School at UT-Austin.

Christopher Moriates

MD, Implementation Director

Dr. Gupta oversees the joint Costs of Care/ABIM Foundation Learning Network which aims to support clinical innovators in scaling and sustaining best practices that improve value.

She is an internal medicine physician and serves as the Medical Director for Quality and Value across the UCLA Health System and an Expert Advisor for CMS Innovation Center's Comprehensive Primary Care initiative. Previously she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and chief resident at the University of Washington Seattle. Dr. Gupta received her MD from UCSF and her masters in health policy and management at UCLA.

Reshma Gupta

MD, Evaluation and Outreach Director

Mr. Liebman is an MD/MBA student at Harvard Medical School and a Foster Scholar at the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation. His current work with Costs of Care seeks to better understand the volume-to-value shift within the healthcare system, and the role of effective partnership between health system leaders and clinicians in navigating this transition.

Daniel Liebman

Consultant

Board Of Directors

After undergoing open-heart surgery for a rare tumor in her early twenties, Ms. Rhee applied her boundless positivity, energy and dedication to patient advocacy on a national level. Her broad experience in translating ideas into action includes managing program initiatives at the National Brain Tumor Society and helping commercialize novel therapies as a management consultant for Health Advances.
She completed joint degrees in nonprofit management and public health at Yale University.

Michele Rhee

MBA, MPH

Jon is Director of Strategy for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and is focused on the intersection between strategy, policy and innovation. His work has included launching the hospital’s Medicare ACO, planning a genomic medicine infrastructure, and launching a telehealth program. Jon is on faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he teaches about innovation, policy and change management.

He studied public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and obtained an MBA at Columbia.

Jonathan Gordon

MBA

Dr. Kelley is a physician educator at Massachusetts General Hospital and visiting scholar at Harvard Business School. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer for the Henry Ford Health System and CEO of the Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s largest academic group practices. He has also served as Professor and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Dr. Kelley is a published authority on medical education and the physician workforce. He has served as chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is currently a commissioner for the Joint Commission.

Mark Kelley

MD

 

Anita Samarth is CEO and Co-Founder of Clinovations Government + Health with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and technology industry. Her focus is supporting the public and private sectors on issues at the intersection of health, technology, and policy. She has authored books on EHRs and interoperability from Wiley Publishing and is on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. She holds degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

Anita Samarth

CEO and Co-Founder of Clinovations Government + Health