Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

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Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC, is a Master Certified Coach and part-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Emphasizing emotional intelligence, growth mindset, and mindfulness among other tools, Dr. Gazelle has coached over 500 physicians and physician leaders. (

Dr. Gazelle recognizes that problems in the current healthcare system leave physicians in a vulnerable, no-win situation. She is passionate about helping physicians and physician leaders achieve the career and life satisfaction they deserve.  Prior to becoming a coach, Dr. Gazelle devoted herself to care for the terminally ill, as a hospice physician and educator. She is an enthusiastic mindfulness practitioner and educator, and a certified mindfulness meditation teacher through Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

Dr. Gazelle provides dynamic mentor coaching to individuals wishing to build their expertise in coaching physicians and those wishing to incorporate mindfulness in their coaching. She provides keynotes, workshops, and retreats, both virtually and in-person.

Dr. Gazelle is the author of the 2020 Everyday Resilience. A Practical Guide to Build Inner Strength and Weather Life's Challenges. Her new book, Mindful MD. 6 Ways Mindfulness Restores Your Autonomy and Cures Healthcare Burnout comes out in the spring of 2023.

Dr. Gazelle's mindfulness and physician coaching has been featured in The Physician Leadership Journal, Institute of coaching webinars, and an American College of Physicians webinar. Her 2015 article Physician Burnout: Coaching a Way Out was one of the first articles on coaching in a medical journal. Dr. Gazelle is the author of the FREE 14-day mini mindfulness course, The Daily Dose of Calm, and the 2013 Harvard Health Guide Mindfulness Support for Alzheimer’s Caregivers.   She has been featured on the NPR show “All Things Considered,” on CNN, and on Wisconsin and Michigan Public Radio. Her work has been highlighted in such publications as O, the Oprah Magazine; Business Week; The Baltimore Sun; and American Medical News. In addition to two narrative pieces in the New England Journal of Medicine, her writing has appeared in a variety of medical journals.