Evan Fieldston MD, MBA, MSHP
Evan S. Fieldston is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics at CHOP. He is also the Medical Director of Clinical Operations at CHOP.
Complemented and strengthened by PolicyLab’s approach to dissemination and implementation, my research aims to ensure that children have access to high-quality, safe, effective, patient-centered, efficient, and high-value care – all delivered at the right time in the right place in the right way by the right provider.
Healthcare delivery suffers from some of the most pervasive mismatches of workload to workforce in any industry, and these mismatches lead to poor outcomes in safety, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, patient-centeredness, and equity of care.
Dr. Fieldston has been active in policy and advocacy work related to children for many years, with efforts at the local, regional, and national levels. His current research focuses on systems of pediatric care, notably children’s hospitals. His research focuses on issues of workload, workforce, and quality of care, including investigations and operations work on patient flow, resource utilization, healthcare finance, social determinants of workload, readmissions, and process improvement. The broad theme of his work is evidence-based management. He also has an interest in behavioral economics and application to individuals and systems.
Dr. Fieldston obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, where he was in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy & International Affairs and focused on health policy and economics. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School, where he obtained his MD and MBA in 2003. He was a resident in pediatrics at CHOP and served as chief resident there. From 2007-10, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Masters in Health Policy Research (MSHP).
In 2010, Dr. Fieldston received a Young Investigators Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine to support his research on workload, workforce, and quality of care in children’s hospitals.