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Deb Gordon, MBA

Health Care Strategy, Marketing & Communication

Deb Gordon

Deb Gordon is author of The Health Care Consumer’s Manifesto: How to Get the Most for Your Money (Praeger 2020), based on consumer research she conducted as a Senior Fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

She is the former Chief Marketing Officer of a Medicaid health plan, former CEO of a health care technology firm, an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow, and an Eisenhower Fellow.

Her research and writing have appeared in JAMA Network Open, the Harvard Business Review blog, USA Today, RealClear Politics, TheHill, Kiplinger, HealthyWomen, and MoneyGeek. She holds a BA in bioethics from Brown University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.


  • Medicare will pay for most back surgeries
    Does Medicare Cover Back Surgery?
    August 21, 2020 | Articles

    Medicare covers almost all spine surgery procedures, with few exceptions. Some insurers may require you to consult with a specialist about treatment options before non-emergency surgery however.

  • Man talking to his doctor on the computer during COVID-19
    Using Telehealth to Find a Spine Surgeon
    August 7, 2020 | Articles

    As COVID-19 spreads, more doctors and surgeons rely on HIPPA-compliant telehealth apps and websites as a way to stay connected with patients who can't get to the office.

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