Dr. Gaudet is the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. She received her BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Duke University, her MD from Duke University, and her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. She is a recognized leader in the transformation of healthcare and speaks nationally through both public and professional venues ranging from The Institutes of Medicine and the Department of Defense, 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, and was featured as a Game Changer in Fortune Magazine in October of 2013. She is the recipient of the 2013 Bravewell Leadership Award for her significant contributions to advancing the field of medicine.