Our Team Christopher Moriates

Christopher Moriates MD

Executive Director

Dr. Moriates is the Executive Director for Costs of Care. He is also Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value in the Department of Medical Education; Associate Chair for Quality, Safety, and Value, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Moriates led the creation of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Cost Awareness curriculum and the UCSF Caring Wisely program, as well as created and directed the U.S. Choosing Wisely STARS program. He has co-authored the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill, 2015) and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles.

Our Team September Wallingford

September Wallingford RN, MSN

Deputy Director

Ms. Wallingford is the Deputy Director for Costs of Care. She leads and supports multiple grants and subcontracts from various organizations, as well as develops partnerships with leading healthcare organizations such as The Leapfrog Group, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ms. Wallingford is a practicing medical/surgical oncology nurse at a large academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts, and has brought significant interprofessional insights to the Costs of Care team.

Our Team Arjun Gupta

Arjun Gupta MD


Arjun Gupta, MD attended medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and completed residency and Chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas. In 2017-2018, he served as the inaugural Teaching Value in Healthcare Learning Network Fellow for Costs of Care. He is currently a Medical Oncology fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. His clinical and research interest include gastrointestinal oncology, supportive and palliative care, and cancer care delivery improvement. 

Our Team Fumiko Chino

Fumiko Chino MD


Fumiko Chino, MD is a cancer researcher and Assistant Attending in Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her research is focused on health care disparities and patient reported outcomes including financial toxicity, insurance disparities and utilization of radiation resources as well as end-of-life care. She is passionate about optimizing cancer treatment processes and costs to improve the overall patient experience and decrease disparities in high quality, high value care.

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Hannah Bassett, MD


Dr. Hannah Bassett is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and a pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH). She is the co-director of the Packard Clinical Pathway Program and the Physician Lead for Acute Care in the Clinical Effectiveness Program at LPCH. Her institutional work focuses on decreasing unnecessary variation in clinical care, promoting high value care at the bedside, and making it easier for clinical teams to “do the right thing, for the right patient, at the right time.” Her research focuses on patient- and family-centered healthcare cost transparency and better understanding the financial impact of acute care.

Christopher petrilli

Chris Petrilli, MD


Christopher Petrilli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. He serves as Clinical Lead of the Manhattan Campus for Value Based Management and Medical Director for Clinical Documentation Improvement for NYU Langone Health. He also serves as a national director for the High Value Practice Academic Alliance. He has published over 30-peer reviewed papers, including one of the first and largest studies identifying COVID-19 risk factors in BMJ. 

Prior to moving to NYU in 2018, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He was the Value Innovator for the Michigan Program for Value Enhancement and the Co-Chair of Michigan Medicine’s Laboratory Stewardship Committee.

Dr. Petrilli is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Dr. Petrilli received his Medical Degree from Georgetown University, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan where he also served as Chief Medical Resident.

Board of Directors

Our Team Neel Shah

Neel Shah MD, MPP

Founder and Chairperson of the Board

Dr. Shah is the Founder of Costs of Care and currently serves as Chairperson of the Board. He is an expert in designing, testing, and spreading solutions that improve health care. He practices as an OB-GYN at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is also on faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has written more than 50 peer-reviewed academic papers and contributed to four books, including as an author of Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill). Dr. Shah is listed among the ’40 smartest people in health care’ by the Becker’s Hospital Review.

Our Team Michelle Rhee

Michele Rhee MBA, MPH

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.

Our Team Jonathan Gordon

Jonathan Gordon MBA

Jon Gordon is SVP of Innovation for Commonwealth Care Alliance and Managing Director of Winter Street Ventures, CCA’s corporate venture arm. Prior to joining CCA, Jon founded NYP Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of NewYork-Presbyterian, and led investments in digital health companies, built strategic partnerships, and managed the hospital’s IP portfolio. Before joining NYP, Jon was co-founder, President & COO of EveryDay Medical, an e-commerce-based provider of durable medical equipment. Jon is a recipient of the Weill Cornell Medicine award for Teaching Excellence and a mentor for NYCEDC’s Digital Health Breakthrough Network, the German Accelerator, Blueprint Health and VentureOut. Jon holds a BA cum laude from Princeton University and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School.

Our Team Anita Samarth

Anita Samarth

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.

Our Team Vineet Arora

Vineet Arora MD, MAPP

Dr. Arora is the Education Director for Costs of Care. She is also a Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief Medical Officer-Clinical Learning Environment at University of Chicago Medicine and Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Arora has contributed to numerous books, including co-author of Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill), and her work has been published in high impact scientific journals, with coverage in major news media outlets, and has been cited over 8,000 times. She is an elected member to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and has been named a Master of Hospital Medicine by the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Team Members

Our Team Reshma Gupta

Reshma Gupta MD, MSHPM

Senior Advisor

Dr. Reshma Gupta, MD, MSHPM, Senior Advisor for Costs of Care and a practicing internist who serves as the Medical Director of Value and Population Care at University of California health system, and Expert Advisor for the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Dr. Gupta’s work focuses in health system innovation, policy, implementation design, and education to better define and improve the culture of delivering high quality care at lower cost for health systems and patients. She works as an expert adviser with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test new models of value promoting payment reform.

Our Team Jordan Harmon

Jordan Harmon MHA

Senior Advisor

Mr. Harmon is a Senior Advisor to Costs of Care and has spent his career in a variety of roles spanning consulting, operations, process improvement, population health, value, strategy and innovation. He is currently Chief Innovation and Commercialization Officer & Vice President at HSS. He is also an advisor to The Lanby, a membership based primary care group integrating hospitality into healthcare. He was a former mentor for Digital Health CT, an accelerator focused on the convergence of digital technologies within the healthcare sector to improve efficiency and make healthcare delivery more precise.

Meera Ragavan

Meera Ragavan, MD, MPH

Fellow 2022

Meera is a current second year oncology fellow at UCSF. Her primary passion is in developing methods to mitigate financial toxicity in cancer care with a focus on workflows and resources delivery systems can employ. She also studies the impact of safety net programs on outcomes in uninsured and underinsured cancer patients using population-level cancer registry data. She has a background in operations research, policy evaluation, and cost-effectiveness analysis, and hopes to dedicate her career to applying these techniques to develop and improve models of high value, equitable care delivery within oncology. Meera received her MD degree from Stanford University and stayed at Stanford to complete her training in Internal Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health with a focus in health policy from the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

Maggie Carey

Maggie Carey

Student Engagement Mentor

Maggie Carey is an MD student at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. After participating in the Choosing Wisely STARS program in 2019, she joined the Costs of Care team as the Student Engagement Mentor. Ms. Carey’s current projects focus on designing and optimizing high value care curricula for early trainees. Her work has been featured in the Choosing Wisely Newsletter, and she is regularly invited to speak to medical students and resident physicians about patient safety, quality improvement, and high value care.

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Ben Dralle

MD, Resident Physician Advisor

Benjamin Dralle, MD is a first-year psychiatry resident in the general psychiatry residency program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He participated in the Choosing Wisely STARS program in 2020 and later joined the Costs of Care team as both a Social Media Manager and Student Advisor. As a medical student, he led a high-value care Twitter chat and developed a peer mentorship program that has been disseminated to medical schools across the country. Dr. Dralle’s current teaching and research efforts are focused on high-value care in psychiatry, the mental health impacts of health care affordability, and the utilization of social media platforms for promoting high-value care and affordability initiatives.

Megan Gainer

Megan Gainer, MS3

Social Media Manager

Megan Gainer is a third-year medical student at Creighton University (Phoenix Campus) and the current Costs of Care Social Media Manager. Her medical interests include laser assisted drug delivery and psychocutaneous medicine, with her passion being High Value Care. Megan has participated in the Choosing Wisely STARS program and believes no one deserves to have to make the choice between their life or their life-savings. She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Creighton University.