Top 25 Women Leaders
Tracy Gaudet, 48
Director, VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation
In December, Dr. Tracy Gaudet was selected to lead the Veterans Affairs Department's new efforts in patient-centered care. Gaudet, 48, became the inaugural director of the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. She is charged with testing new care models for the nation's veterans and implementing innovations across the 1,000-plus facility system. She was previously executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. She has also worked with integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil.