Evan Fieldston MD, MBA, MSHP
Evan S. Fieldston is a faculty member at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an associate 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 an associate chief medical officer 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 involved in policy and advocacy work related to children for many years, with efforts at the local, regional, and national levels. His expertise is on systems of pediatric care, notably children’s hospitals. His research collaborations focus on issues of workload, workforce, and quality of care, including investigations and operations work on patient flow, resource utilization, health care 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 and chief resident in pediatrics at CHOP. Additionally, Dr. Fieldston was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Masters in Health Policy Research (MSHP).