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 Vice President of Strategy at CityMD. He was previously Managing Director of the HSS Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Health at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Before leading the center, Jordan was Senior Director of Operational Excellence, where he oversaw clinical care transformation initiatives for the hospital.

Jordan Harmon

MHA, Advocacy Director

As Director of Educational Initiatives, Dr. Arora led the development of free-CME courses on cost conversations that have been accessed over 1,000 times. At the University of Chicago, she bridges educational and health system leadership to engage frontline staff, including trainees, to improve quality, safety, and value of care. Her work on transforming medical education and healthcare delivery has appeared in numerous high impact journals and media outlets. She has also been recognized as a Master of Hospital Medicine by Society of Hospital Medicine, “20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better” by HealthLeaders Magazine, and induction into the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

Vineet Arora

MD, Education Director

Dr. Moriates co-chairs the Creating Value Challenge, an annual Costs of Care event that crowdsources innovations from frontline clinicians to provide better care at lower cost. He is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas - Austin, where he created the nationally available “Discovering Value-Based Health Care” interactive learning modules. He is also a practicing hospitalist and an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. He speaks nationally about value-based health care and medical education.

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 received a masters in health policy and management. She speaks nationally about the costs of care and has been highlighted on national outlets such as NPR.

Reshma Gupta

MD, Evaluation and Outreach Director

Dr. Gupta attended medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He completed residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas and is currently the Chief Resident for Quality, Patient Safety and High Value Care at UTSW. In 2017-2018, he is serving as the inaugural Teaching Value in Healthcare Learning Network Fellow for Costs of Care, and the Resident Director for Scholarly Activity for the High Value Practice Academic Alliance.

Arjun Gupta

MD, Learning Network Fellow

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


Board Of Directors

Michele joined Enzyvant as the Head of Patient Affairs, following patient advocacy leadership roles at the National Brain Tumor Society, bluebird bio, and Takeda Oncology. As a member of the rare disease and cancer patient communities for over a decade, Michele has dedicated her career to getting treatments to the patients who need them. She received her MBA from the Yale School of Management and her MPH from the Yale School of Public Health.

Michele Rhee


Jonathan Gordon is Director of NYP Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of NewYork-Presbyterian, where, he is responsible for managing the hospital’s venture investment fund, building strategic partnerships and managing the hospital’s IP portfolio. Jon is also Director of the Health Policy Center at NewYork-Presbyterian, which advocates for the role of Academic Health Centers in developing solutions for the American healthcare system. 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


Dr. Kelley is a physician executive and educator at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. A pulmonary-critical care physician, he previously served as Executive Vice President of the Henry Ford Health System and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He is currently on the board of the Joint Commission and is the founder of the consumer website, HealthWeb Navigator.

Mark Kelley


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