Leave Physicians Talking With A Healthcare Keynote Speaker That Resonates

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Healthcare Keynote Speaker, Author, and Coach Gail Gazelle, MD Specializes In:

  • Physician Burnout

  • Mindfulness

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Charting Efficiency

A Trusted Healthcare Keynote Speaker By These Organizations:

Healthcare keynote speaker Gail Gazelle, MD offers the transformational power of in-person or virtual physician burnout, resilience, and Imposter Syndrome presentations.

Healthcare keynote speaker reviews

Sarita Khemani, MD

Hospital Medicine, Stanford University

“As soon as the keynote presentation finished, our group immediately requested that she come back and speak again.”

Helen Cajigas, MD

Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Women

“We've received extensive positive feedback about her keynote presentations.”

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Wallis Marsh, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery, West Virginia University

“Dr. Gazelle was just the right expert, and her talk was overwhelmingly positively received.”

Jatin Dave, MD

Chief Medical Officer

“We were truly honored to have Dr. Gazelle present to the group.”

Healthcare keynote speaker testimonial

Jennifer Lee-Summers, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine

“The timing was perfect because we are all exhausted, burned out, and feeling isolated from COVID-19.”

Lou DiLillo MD

Chief Medical Officer, Northeast Hospital Organization

“I give you my highest praise...thank you, thank you, thank you.”

About Dr. Gail Gazelle

Dr. Gail Gazelle MD, MCC

Dr. Gail Gazelle MD, MCC

An Experienced Physician, Healthcare Speaker, Author, and Coach Supporting Experienced Physicians

A dynamic, engaging, and humorous speaker, Dr. Gazelle is available to speak to groups or at conferences nationwide. Book a speaking engagement with Dr. Gazelle.

Our medical system presents increasing challenges to physicians, causing a great deal of stress that often leads to burnout. Indeed, one in every two physicians in the United States suffers from burnout.

A highly sought-after speaker and thought leader, Dr. Gazelle has been at the forefront of the movement fighting physician burnout.

Widely recognized for her combination of science, experience, and practical know-how, Dr. Gazelle is a seasoned physician and an expert on physician burnout, leadership development, and building resilience. A Harvard Medical School physician, Dr. Gazelle has been in practice for over 25 years and understands that both physician leaders and frontline clinicians often feel overlooked by a complex and broken medical system.

With deep comprehension and empathy, she uses case examples, experiential learning, humor, and engaging Q&A to offer validation, hope, insight, and practical solutions. Dr. Gazelle creates a unique learning environment in which participants leave feeling refreshed and empowered, with renewed optimism about their ability to sustain meaning and satisfaction in their work.

Healthcare Keynote Topics

Invite healthcare speaker, author, and coach Dr. Gail Gazelle, to be the keynote speaker at your upcoming event. Among her areas of expertise, she’s sought-after for her vast knowledge as a physician-burnout, mindfulness, and imposter syndrome keynote speaker.

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Everyday Resilience and Well-being: 3 Steps Physicians Can Take to Thrive Today

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we all need resilience, and the good news is that it can be built. In this experiential talk, we cover moving from focusing on self-deficit to self-strength, practice mindfulness, and shifting out of the negativity bias to see the good in self and others. Clinicians leave this talk able to reframe challenges as opportunities and with a sense of hope, optimism, and personal empowerment.

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Never Enough: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Guilt, and Perfectionism

This talk helps clinicians deal with the discomfort of being labeled “a hero” as well as feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt on the frontlines of this crisis. We’ll run through exercises, visualizations, and cover the latest in neuroscience and mindfulness. Your clinicians will be energized and with heightened confidence, self-belief, and understanding of what they need to do to be at their best.

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Physician Burnout 101: A Small Dose of Mindfulness for Massive Changes

In addition to the many physical and mental health benefits, mindfulness is an evidence-based approach for building calm, focus, and steadiness, and for mitigating burnout. This talk covers the neuroscientific basis for mindfulness, and practical tools even the busiest clinician can utilize on a daily basis. Clinicians will leave with specific strategies they can implement to restore meaning, purpose, and presence, both at work and at home.

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Becoming Your Own Master: Balancing Life, Family, and Your Practice

There has never been a more difficult time to be a clinician. This talk covers practical strategies to master emotional reactivity, build steadiness, and thrive on the frontlines and at home. Clinicians will leave this talk with skills and practices to be at their best with patients, coworkers, and loved ones, and with tools to build stronger relationships, experience deeper fulfillment at work, and enjoy more presence and calm.

The Benefits of a Live Healthcare Speaker

The benefits of a live event, either in person or virtual…

Healthcare speaker Dr. Gail Gazelle

Gail Gazelle, MD’s healthcare keynote presentations and workshops have a multitude of positive outcomes including:

Whether your audience is composed of physicians, physician leaders, or non-physicians, healthcare speaker and physician burnout keynote expert Dr. Gazelle carefully adapts each speaking engagement to her audience, to provide the most valuable insight in line with the challenges your clinicians face.

  • Tools and actionable steps to conquer burnout in one’s self and one’s colleagues
  • Greater productivity and efficiency
  • More effective approach to work-life balance
  • Improved morale and engagement, leading to reduced attrition
  • Better communication skills and empathy with colleagues and patients
  • Greater resilience towards daily pressures and stress

Dr. Gazelle has been featured in the following outlets:

6 Reasons Why Organizations Book Gail Gazelle MD As A Healthcare Keynote Speaker 


Dr. Gazelle is a leading authority on physician burnout


Organizations consistently receive highly positive feedback


Event attendees find Dr. Gazelle engaging, humorous, and insightful


Over 30 years of experience in the medical profession


A Harvard physician, she’s coached over 500 physicians


One of the few healthcare experts versed on burnout and on mindfulness

What Clients Are Saying About Healthcare Speaker Dr. Gazelle’s Physician Burnout Keynotes

“After two years of COVID, it became abundantly clear to me that our department could use expert burnout speaker advice in dealing with physician and staff burnout. Dr. Gazelle was just the right physician burnout speaker expert, and her talk was overwhelmingly positively received. She provided multiple resources we could avail ourselves of and practical strategies our surgeons can immediately employ. I recommend Dr. Gazelle for anyone experiencing burnout and associated issues, and I recommend her even more strongly for those who feel it is not an issue.”

Wallis Marsh, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery, West Virginia University

“Dr. Gazelle presented at our annual form on clinician well-being and, as a healthcare keynote speaker, she did not disappoint. An amazing physician speaker and coach, she combined core principles of physician leadership with doses of reality so docs could take away practical strategies for living and practicing in a balanced and resilient way. Her engaging and humorous style as a physician motivational speaker helped our physicians learn with fun about this important yet challenging topic. We were truly honored to have Dr. Gazelle present to the group.”

Jatin Dave, MD

Chief Medical Officer

"Dr. Gazelle gave a wonderful imposter syndrome speaker webinar to our group of pediatric dermatologists about overcoming imposter syndrome. In her webinar, she provided an interactive approach for working through imposter syndrome and outlined practical methods that several webinar attendees reported as being highly applicable to their everyday lives. I greatly appreciated Dr. Gazelle reaching out prior to the session in an effort to better understand our audience and tailoring her presentation accordingly. As a healthcare motivational speaker, she was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her program and resources."

Jennifer D'Ambrosia-Dawson, MD

Director Education Programs, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance

“Dr. Gazelle provided a fantastic healthcare keynote speaker plenary for our national conference. Her thought-provoking, fun, engaging physician speaker style was great and people loved it. I highly recommend her for audiences small or large.”

Deb Shapiro, MD

Women in Medicine Conference Chair

"Thank you so much for your excellent physician keynote speaker presentation at our national conference. We had significant positive feedback from our members who found it very insightful. As an imposter syndrome speaker, you provided helpful tools to combat the detrimental effects it can bring. Thank you for your professional, expert, and accessible attitude throughout the entire process of preparing for the presentation!"

Emil Iversen, MD

Danish Society of Emergency Medicine

“Dr. Gazelle presented at our Stanford Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds. She is one of the most charismatic motivational speakers for healthcare I have ever heard. Her mastery of the subject was evident from the case studies, research data, and various practical strategies she offered during the talk, along with humor and engaging poll questions. As soon as the presentation finished, our group immediately requested that she come back and speak again. Thank you, physician speaker, Dr. Gazelle!”

Sarita Khemani, MD

Hospital Medicine, Stanford University

“Dr. Gazelle delivered a fantastic mindfulness speaker workshop for anesthesiologists. The timing was perfect because we are all exhausted, burned out, and feeling isolated from the Covid19 pandemic. Gail’s workshop was rich in physician motivational speaker content. I personally left her workshop feeling at peace. I learned new tools that will help me better manage stressful situations, which happen all too frequently as we balance our lives in medicine and at home. Thank you, Gail!”

Jennifer Lee-Summers, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine

"I highly recommend Gail Gazelle if you are seeking workforce solutions for healthcare professionals. Healthcare keynote speaker Gazelle provided a holistic approach and provided meaningful strategies to address clinician burnout and stress management. She will be an asset to any organization looking for the best healthcare speaker. It’s without hesitation that I recommend Gail if you are looking for the best-certified healthcare coach and motivational speaker!"

Joshua Avent

Georgia Primary Care Association

“Dr. Gazelle was the healthcare keynote speaker at our annual symposium. She was a dynamic, warm, energizing, and thoughtful speaker, with a terrific sense of humor. I highly recommend her as a physician speaker for any professional conference.”

Ira L. Skolnik, MD

PhD President, Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology

"Dr. Gazelle’s physician keynote speaker workshop at the national ACP conference was impressively oversubscribed for the second year in a row, showing the demand to address the common experience of clinician burnout. As a physician motivational speaker, Dr. Gazelle engaged the audience effectively, providing practical – and well-received – tips on how to build resiliency. The high-level audience participation demonstrated Dr. Gazelle’s dynamic presentation style and how well the topic resonates with physicians. We need more opportunities to expose our ranks to these strategies."

Bill Schweickert, MD

American College of Physicians

“Dr. Gail Gazelle provided a fantastic physician keynote speaker talk on resilience for our Women’s Leadership Conference. She is a very gifted physician motivational speaker with an engaging, insightful, yet down-to-earth style. Dr. Gazelle energized the group in a way that set the perfect tone for the day, and we have received extensive positive feedback about her presentations. Given her versatility and expertise, I highly and confidently recommend Dr. Gazelle as a keynote for other programs of any nature.”

Helen Cajigas, MD

Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Women

"We had the pleasure of having Dr. Gazelle provide Grand Rounds on addressing resiliency and burnout. I have heard her healthcare motivational speaker presentations several times in the past and what I appreciate the most is how she provides concrete, actionable techniques that clinicians can take with them at the end of the talk to begin addressing these significant issues immediately. Her healthcare speaker rounds are interactive and use examples that are easily relatable to what clinicians are dealing with on a day-to-day basis. I highly recommend connecting with physician speaker Dr. Gazelle and utilizing her skills to help you and your clinical staff.

Brian Patel, MD

Chief Medical Officer Sturdy Memorial Hospital

“If you’re looking for a dynamic speaker, I highly recommend her. Physician speaker Dr. Gazelle’s talk on resilience was highly informative and inspirational. She was excellent at interacting with and engaging the audience. If you’re looking for a dynamic healthcare motivational speaker, I highly recommend her.”

Judd L. Kline, MD

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for your keynote lecture at our annual meeting. The formal evaluations for Dr. Gazelle, healthcare keynote speaker, were universally positive. Just one day after your outstanding burnout speaker presentation I have already received several calls thanking us for having you speak to our group. Your ability to engage and resonate with doctors and speak to them in our language is amazing. I give you my highest praise and would recommend you to not only to physicians but to any group engaged in any facet of healthcare.”

Lou DiLillo, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Northeast Hospital Organization


Top 10 Physician Burnout & Healthcare Keynote Speaker Questions

What is a healthcare keynote speaker?

Given high levels of burnout in healthcare, your job as a meeting planner is to bring in a speaker who has the credentials and the gravitas to motivate your clinicians and inspire their sense of hope in the future of their work. That is what a healthcare keynote speaker does to alleviate physician and nurse burnout.

Dr. Gazelle is a physician of thirty years herself, as well as faculty at Harvard Medical School. She has worked in an unusually broad variety of roles in healthcare and truly understands the experience of physicians of all specialties. She has worked as a primary care internist, a hospice physician, an emergency room extender, consultant on surgical services at a major Harvard teaching hospital, and even served as a chief medical officer.

Dr. Gazelle is the author of the 2020 Everyday Resilience. A Practical Guide to Build Inner Strength and Overcome Life’s Challenges. She is an expert on teaching healthcare audiences how to build their resilience to all the change and uncertainty a career in healthcare involves.

Having spent the past decade coaching over five hundred physicians in every possible specialty, Dr. Gazelle fully understands both the demands on clinicians and the constraints that keep them in patterns that lead to burnout. Gazelle’s life focus has been healing the healer and as a healthcare keynote speaker, she brings the credibility your clinicians expect.

Dr. Gazelle’s expansive background, expertise, and credibility combined with her warmth, sincerity, and use of humor generate a deep connection with her audience. Clinicians leave her keynotes and workshops with their shoulders dropped, and a sense of hopefulness that they have what they need to thrive in their careers.

What types of organizations hire motivational speakers for healthcare?

Many types of organizations hire motivational speakers for healthcare. 

These are tough times in healthcare and organizations understand that they need to do everything they can to create an environment that supports their clinician workforce. Even prior to the pandemic, levels of burnout in healthcare were high. Sadly, the impacts of the pandemic have taken a major toll on those in healthcare, and countless numbers have changed jobs and even left the field entirely. Healthcare audiences need motivational speakers for healthcare who can help clinicians move beyond the anguish many experience, and provide a solid sense of hopefulness and promise for their future.

Dr. Gazelle’s thirty years as a physician, master coach, and Harvard educator give her the credibility medical audiences need. Her down-to-earth style and use of humor appeal to groups of any specialty and field.

The programs she provides have been specifically created for healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, medical schools, and medical training programs. Audiences learn that building emotional intelligence, focusing on their strengths, and utilizing mindfulness improves the health and success of patients, boosts their own sense of well-being, and reduces burnout, improving the bottom line of their organization through improved clinician satisfaction and retention.

How long should a healthcare motivational speaker talk?

Talks are typically forty-five to sixty minutes long. With that said, they can also be longer. Dr. Gazelle often provides two or three-hour motivational healthcare keynotes, or even half or whole-day sessions. She works with you to ensure that you have allotted the appropriate amount of time for a top-notch presentation.

Dr. Gazelle is known as a dynamic and moving speaker, with her down-to-earth approach combined with her Harvard Med expertise.  She goes out of her way to work in a highly individualized fashion getting the best understanding of the specific needs of your audience and tailoring her talk to meet them one hundred percent on target. She knows how to motivate an audience to move beyond burnout and adopt the growth mindset required to thrive in the modern healthcare environment.

What topics does a motivational healthcare keynote cover?

There are a wide variety of possible topics. These include moving from burnout to balance, providing a roadmap for success during tumultuous times, building emotional intelligence, moving from a fixed to a growth mindset, and overcoming Imposter Syndrome. She also provides dynamic and engaging keynotes on mindfulness, from neuroscience to bedside.

What’s key is bringing in a motivational healthcare keynote who is a physician themself, as that brings a level of credibility to the speaker that physician audiences require to be open to the learning provided. Having a motivational healthcare keynote that your audience automatically respects and listens to is key to building their motivation to overcome burnout.

What types of doctors does a physician burnout keynote speaker address?

Dr. Gazelle is a physician burnout keynote speaker who addresses a wide variety of audiences. She has spoken to physicians at everything from national and international professional organizations and societies, to elite medical schools, community health centers, hospital systems, and HMOs. She has addressed audiences from pediatric anesthesiologists to dermatologists to primary care physicians to emergency physicians to surgeons, and many more. 

Every medical specialty is experiencing physician burnout, difficulty coping with the demands of the pandemic, understaffing of nurses, technicians, and support staff, and high levels of discord. The pandemic alone led to tremendous disruption in healthcare and Dr. Gazelle addresses this in her keynote talks. 

When equipped with the right tools to handle stress, audiences gain a fresh perspective, a reinvigoration of their sense of meaning and purpose, a greater ability to leave patterns of negativity and focus on all the good they do, and the confidence to respond to difficulties with much greater agility and ease.

What is a physician mindfulness keynote?

A former hospice physician and Harvard Medical School faculty member, Dr. Gazelle is also a certified mindfulness teacher. The author of the forthcoming Mindful MD. 6 Ways Mindfulness Restores Your Autonomy and Cures Healthcare Burnout and the 2013 Harvard Health Guide: Mindfulness Support for Alzheimer’s Caregivers, her work with physician mindfulness has been featured in the Journal of Physician Leadership, the Harvard Institute of Coaching, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Healthcare Executives webinars, and more. 

There is considerable data on the role of mindfulness in well-being as well as in improving physician burnout. Dr. Gazelle’s experiential program engages your group in a profound way, integrating data from the fields of neuroscience, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and compassion training. 

Dr. Gazelle has the ability to take mindfulness from an esoteric topic to a highly practical and engaging one, with tools and techniques your clinicians can utilize the moment they leave her presentation. Utilizing the pragmatic mindfulness skills Dr. Gazelle teaches, audience members report enhanced well-being in the workplace, better work-life integration, and a greater sense of balance in their work and with their families. 

Your staff will leave feeling reinvigorated, capable, and inspired about their work. They will gain practical strategies for meeting the stresses of both work and life.

Are there many imposter syndrome speakers in healthcare?

The incidence of Imposter Syndrome amongst physicians is surprisingly high. Dr. Gazelle has seen the impact of Imposter Syndrome in almost every one of the hundreds of physicians she has coached over the past decade. Indeed, a 2022 study confirmed higher rates in physicians than in the general public as well as an association between Imposter Syndrome and burnout. It is critically important that clinicians learn the tools they need to make Imposter Syndrome a thing of the past 

Dr. Gazelle is the only healthcare burnout speaker who has specific expertise in the Imposter Syndrome, having helped hundreds of physicians conquer theirs. As an Imposter Syndrome speaker, there is nothing she enjoys more than freeing healthcare care professionals from the burden of walking around feeling like an imposter. In fact, Dr. Gazelle has been so concerned about high levels of Imposter Syndrome in healthcare professionals that she developed a highly popular self-paced online course, Imposter No More.

What content is covered in Dr. Gazelle’s healthcare keynotes?

  • Navigating change
  • Building resilience to the change and uncertainty in healthcare
  • Making burnout a thing of the past
  • Leaning into compassion and shared humanity
  • Practical tools to utilize emotional intelligence to avoid burnout and learn to thrive
  • Reclaiming meaning, purpose, and career satisfaction
  • Invigorating hope and enthusiasm
  • Transforming burnout 
  • Becoming the master of your life and career
  • Building deeper connections with each and every patient
  • Achieving peak performance
  • A positive psychology approach to healthcare and healing

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Gail Gazelle, MD: Healthcare Speaker In The Areas of Physician Burnout, Mindfulness, Imposter Syndrome, and Building Charting Efficiency.

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