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

Operations Director

Ms. Wallingford is the Operations 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 Jordan Harmon

Jordan Harmon MHA


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, Care Delivery Innovation for the HSS Global Innovation Institute Before leading the institute, Jordan was Senior Director of Operational Excellence at HSS, where he oversaw clinical care transformation initiatives for the hospital.

Our Team Reshma Gupta

Reshma Gupta MD, MSHPM


Dr. Reshma Gupta, MD, MSHPM, Evaluation and Outreach Director 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 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.

Hannah Bassett

Hannah Bassett, MD

Fellow 2020-2021

Hannah Bassett, MD is a pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, CA. She attended University of New Mexico for medical school and completed her pediatric residency and pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at Stanford. She has a background in quality and process improvement, working as part of the Clinical Effectiveness and Clinical Pathways programs at LPCHS. Her fellowship research focused on understanding financial difficulties in the families of hospitalized children, as well as parents’ perspectives on cost transparency as part of their children’s medical care.

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.

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

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.

Ben Dralle

Ben Dralle

Social Media Manager

Benjamin Dralle is an MD student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He participated in the Choosing Wisely STARS program in 2020 and joined the Costs of Care team in January 2021 as the Social Media Manager. Mr. Dralle’s teaching and research efforts are focused on high value care education for pre-clinical medical students, as well as the utilization of social media platforms for promoting high value care and affordability initiatives. He previously led a high value care Twitter chat for medical students and other health professionals, and he currently serves as a peer coach for Ohio State medical students participating in the STARS program.

Our Team Jess Keim Malpass

Jess Keim-Malpass PhD, RN

Fellow 2019

Jessica Keim-Malpass, PhD, RN is an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing with a research focus in understanding how to best optimize and translate the most effective technologies and solutions into practice for patients, families, and providers. She is a translational nurse scientist at the intersection of biotechnology and family-centered approaches. Jess also teaches future nurses and nurse scientists.

Our Team Mark Kelly

Mark Kelley MD

Former Board Member

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.