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Gerda S. Maissel, MD

(845) 316-0175  -


Health First Medical Group - President & Chief Medical Officer  - 2020

Health First Medical Group is a 450-provider practice, part of Health First, a 4-hospital health system in Melbourne Florida.  Areas of focus included covid-19 office procedures, covid-19 testing procedures, medical group development and telehealth implementation

St. Elizabeth Physicians - Chief Medical Officer  - 2015 - 2016

St. Elizabeth Physicians is a 460-provider practice, part of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, a 5-hospital health system in northern Kentucky/Cincinnati. Areas of focus included patient experience, physician leadership development, provider and insurance contracting, quality, transition to value-based care and recruitment.


  • Baycare Health Partners (Physician Hospital Organization), Vice President

  • Baystate Health, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Post-Acute, Chief

  • Baystate Medical Center Medical Staff, President

  • Heritage Hall, Agawam MA, FETU Medical Director (subacute units)

  • Baystate Medical Associates, Springfield MA, Medical Director (outpatient)

  • Weldon,  Springfield MA, Medical Director (inpatient rehab)

  • Kindred Springfield, Chief Medical Officer (LTAC)

  • Various hospitals, rehab and outpatient facilities, and nursing homes Clinical Consultant

Health Quest - Chief Medical Officer & Chief Transformation Officer

2017 - 2019

Health Quest Medical Practice is a 350-provider practice, part of Health Quest, a 4-hospital health system in New York (Merged with Western Connecticut to form Nuvance). Areas of focus included financial and operational improvements, provider compensation, quality, patient experience and recruitment.

Baystate Health - Chief Medical Officer - Northern Region - 2010 - 2015

Baystate Medical Practices is a 600 provider practice, part of Baystate Health in Western Massachusetts. Served as local leader of 70 providers and senior medical leader of Baystate Franklin Medical Center.  Areas of focus included provider engagement, leadership development, medical staff functions, practice operations, quality, and patient experience.  Also served as a clinical consultant.


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

  • Bachelor of Science: Summa Cum Laude, Pharmacology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 

  • Internal Medicine Internship: Crozier Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA

  • Doctor of Medicine:  SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY


  • American Association of Physician Leaders: Certified Physician Executive

  • American Medical Directors Association: Certified Medical Director

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Board Certified since 1992

  • State of New York: Licensed Physician

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