healthcare speaker. Gail Gazelle MD

Keynote & Speaking Testimonials

Dr. Gazelle’s combination of Harvard expertise, experience coaching hundreds of physicians, and down-to-earth humor make her the ideal speaker for your event.

Dr. Gazelle has been featured in:

“As soon as the presentation finished, our group immediately requested that she come back”

“Dr. Gazelle presented at our Stanford Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds. She is one of the most charismatic speakers 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, Dr. Gazelle!”

Sarita Khemani, MD

Hospital Medicine, Stanford University

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

“After two years of COVID, it became abundantly clear to me that our department could use expert advice in dealing with physician and staff burnout. Dr. Gazelle was just the right 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

“The perfect keynote speaker for our Women Physicians Wellness Virtual Retreat 2021”

“Dr. Gail Gazelle is an outstanding presenter and keynoter who will inspire any audience with her passion, compassion, and message of hope and renewal. Dr. Gazelle was the perfect keynote speaker for our Women Physicians Wellness Virtual Retreat 2021, delivering her talk on burnout and how to build back through hope, optimism, and mindfulness. We wish her the best in her professional journey to continue to help with key issues affecting healthcare workers.”

Jasdeep Virdi, MD

Women Physicians Wellness Group, Kaiser Permanente

“I personally left her workshop feeling at peace”

“Gail delivered a fantastic 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 content with several mindfulness and reflection exercises. She led us in a guided meditation and helped us connect and share our experiences with each other. 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

“We have received extensive positive feedback about her presentations”

“Dr. Gail Gazelle provided a fantastic keynote address on resilience for our Women’s Leadership Conference. She is a very gifted 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 were truly honored to have Dr. Gazelle present to the group”

“Dr. Gazelle presented at our annual form on clinician well-being and she did not disappoint. An amazing 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 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

“She was a dynamic speaker”

“Dr. Gazelle was the 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 speaker for any professional conference.”

Ira L. Skolnik

MD, PhD President, Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology

“Thank you for helping us.”

“The leaders greatly appreciated your time and expertise. You set the stage for honest, constructive, solution-oriented dialogue. Thank you for helping us see what we each can do to be at our best. Thank you!”

Julie Wei,

MD, Nemours

“I give you my highest praise”

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your keynote lecture at our annual meeting. The formal evaluations were universally positive. Just one day after your outstanding 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

“We have received outstanding feedback”

“We truly were honored by your presence at the symposium and felt the mindfulness workshop was outstanding. We have received outstanding feedback. Thank you again!”

Patrick Brine

MD , Mercy Healthcare

“Dr. Gazelle’s workshop was oversubscribed for the second year in a row”

“Dr. Gazelle’s 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.  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

“Your interactive presentation was absolutely wonderful.”

“Your interactive presentation on resilience was absolutely wonderful. You provided practical tools which we can put into practice on a daily basis.  All of the comments that I have heard about your talk have been extremely positive, and many members of the Department have reached out to tell me how useful they found it.  The written evaluations we received were also uniformly positive. Thank you!”

Valerie Stone

MD Chief of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital

“These leaders can be tough and each of them had positive things to say”

“Dr. Gazelle provided a great session to our Anesthesia leaders! I truly enjoyed working with her.  Her session was on target and was extremely well received by the group.  These leaders can be tough and each of them had positive things to say about the session and about Dr. Gazelle.  Thank you for making this a great way to spend a Saturday!”

Shani Lenard

MS, MA , Sheridan Healthcare Director, Talent Development

“Wisdom, compassion, and competence”

“Gail brings a unique and much-needed combination of wisdom, compassion, and competence to physicians and physician leaders.”

Institute of Coaching

Executive Director, Harvard Medical School

“If you’re looking for a dynamic speaker, I highly recommend her”

“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 speaker, I highly recommend her.”

Judd L. Kline


“Course faculty were moved by your presentation”

“Thank you for your wonderfully informative, provocative, and well-presented talk on resilience at our Lifestyle Medicine conference.  In addition to attendees, I received positive reports from other course faculty who were moved by your presentation.”

Edward Phillips

MD Director, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“People loved it”

“Dr. Gazelle provided a fantastic plenary for our national conference. Her thought-provoking, fun, engaging style was great and people loved it.

I highly recommend her for audiences small or large.”

Deb Shapiro

MD, Women in Medicine Conference Chair

“She really knows how to engage an audience”

“Physicians loved Dr. Gazelle’s talk on resilience—her evaluations were tops. She really knows how to engage an audience. Even the most “straight-arrow” docs thought she was great.”

Robin Schoenthaler

MD Director of Medical Education, Emerson Hospital

“It was an incredibly powerful session”

“Dr. Gazelle led a dynamic coaching session for our inter-professional leadership academy during which time she helped our diverse group of learners understand the role of Appreciative Inquiry in coaching.  It was an incredibly powerful session for leaders in our organization to gain added tools and insight into their roles as change agents and leaders, and we are grateful that Dr. Gazelle shared her time, energy, and expertise with us.  We will definitely be inviting Dr. Gazelle to return!”

Patrick Gordan

MD, Mount Auburn Hospital

“I learned a lot and look forward to applying Gail’s wisdom in my work”

“Gail’s Institute of Coaching webinar on coaching physicians experiencing burnout was excellent.  She has developed terrific insight from her years of client work in understanding professional burnout and how to reverse its course.   I learned a lot and look forward to applying Gail’s wisdom in my work.”

Jonathan Rotenberg

PhD, Executive Coach

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