Tracy W. Gaudet, MD, became Director of the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) in January 2011. The mission of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is “to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.” She came to VA from Duke University Medical Center where she served as Executive Director of Duke Integrative Medicine, a position she held since 2001.
Dr. Gaudet is a recognized leader in the transformation of healthcare. She speaks nationally through venues ranging from The Institutes of Medicine to The Oprah Show. She has been featured in numerous national media, including the PBS nationally acclaimed special entitled “The New Medicine,”and was named by Shape magazine as one of the eleven women who shape the world. In July of 2011, Dr. Gaudet was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2011” by Modern Healthcare.