Our Team Christopher Moriates

Christopher Moriates MD

Executive Director

Chris Moriates is the Executive Director for Costs of Care. He is also the Chief of Hospital Medicine for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and a Full Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA. He previously served as the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value, Associate Chair for Quality, Safety, and Value, and an Associate Professor at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Moriates led the creation of the UCSF Cost Awareness Curriculum, the Dell Med Discovering Value-Based Health Care Interactive Learning Modules, and the U.S STARS Program. He co-authored the book Understanding Value-Based Healthcare (McGraw-Hill, 2015) and has published more than 75 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


Gupta is a Director for Costs of Care. He 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 Fellow for Costs of Care. He is currently a practicing Gastrointestinal Oncologist at M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Gupta’s research is at the intersection of oncology, supportive care, and care delivery. His primary focus is identifying, understanding, and improving the ‘’hidden toxicities’’ of receiving cancer care – including time toxicity, financial toxicity and caregiver burdens.

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.


Team Members

Our Team Neel Shah

Neel Shah MD, MPP


Dr. Shah is the Founder of Costs of Care. 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 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 Advisor

Meera is a cancer care delivery research scientist and thoracic medical oncologist at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. She was the 2022-2023 Costs of Care fellow during which she conducted a study evaluating access to pharmacy assistance programs for oral anti-cancer medications. She is passionate about promoting equity and affordability in cancer care delivery. She specifically studies socioeconomic barriers to clinical trial enrollment and the impact of assistance programs on financial toxicity. She plans to dedicate her career to developing and improving patient-centered models of high-value care within oncology. Meera received her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her M.D and training in Internal Medicine at Stanford University. She then completed her medical oncology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in 2023. She additionally holds a Masters in Public Health with a focus in health policy from the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

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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, MS4

Student Advisor

Megan Gainer is a fourth-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.

Board of Directors

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Vineet Arora MD, MAPP

Chairperson of the Board

Dr. Arora is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Costs of Care. She has been a member of the Costs of Care organization since 2011. She is currently the Dean for Medical Education of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division (BSD) and oversees all aspects of UChicago’s medical education continuum and ensures active engagement in providing an outstanding educational experience for students and trainees. Dr. Arora received a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University Medical School. She has led pioneering work on resident sleep, fatigue and handoffs that have informed changes in residency duty hours. She is the principal investigator of an AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education grant to integrate health systems science into medical education and is a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar for her work improving the interprofessional clinical learning environment at UChicago Medicine.

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.