Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM
Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Lane-Fall has been engaged in diversity, inclusion, and equity-related efforts in academic medicine since 2003, with a focus on recruiting and retaining clinicians and scientists historically underrepresented in medicine. At Penn, she is leading DEI-focused strategic planning for anesthesiology and has championed changes to policies and procedures aimed at countering structural inequalities.
As a physician-scientist, Dr. Lane-Fall leads a research team committed to the provision of safe, effective patient care. Her innovative NIH-funded research is based in acute care settings, combining implementation science with human factors engineering to facilitate the uptake and sustained use of evidence-based practices. She has a particular interest in handoffs, communication, and teamwork, and has methodological expertise in the use of qualitative and mixed methods approaches to scientific inquiry. Dr. Lane-Fall is the founding Co-Director of the Penn Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation. As a first-generation physician and researcher, Dr. Lane-Fall is also interested in building research capacity in health services research; she mentors junior faculty, research fellows, and health professions students and co-directs Penn’s graduate level implementation science courses.
Dr. Lane-Fall lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two daughters. She is a science-fiction nerd who loves puzzles and who dabbles in graphic design.