Gerda Maissel


Founder and President
My MD Advisor

Dr. Gerda Maissel is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician and health system leader. She founded My MD Advisor in 2020. Now known as “Dr. Gerda the Medical Sherpa” she guides people with complicated medical problems through the healthcare maze. Her residency and first job were at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She then became Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baystate Health in Massachusetts and rose to become Chief Medical Officer of Baystate’s Northern Region. She subsequently served in several other executive roles in different health systems prior to making the leap into entrepreneurship at My MD Advisor. Dr. Maissel is grateful for her time inside of health systems. She feels that working as a personal patient advocate is the most satisfying work that she has ever done.

Session Information

Title: The Most Important Medical Specialty You've Never Heard Of- PM&R
Day: Friday, August 25, 2023
Time: 10:30 am

Title: The Medical and Psychosocial Considerations of Solo Aging
Day: Friday, August 25, 2023
Time: 3:30 pm