Marilyn L.G. Gates


Marilyn L.G. Gates, MD

Physician Advisor

A board-certified neurosurgeon with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, clinical instruction, and program administration in a variety of settings, Dr. Marilyn Gates brings vast experience in patient-centered decision-making to Nexera’s physician-led value analysis consultancies. She leads value analysis programs at several client sites.

Her expertise includes devising long-term strategies that drive positive clinical and financial outcomes, optimizing service lines, standardizing the quality of care, and implementing new market strategies. She has taught residents and students, is an experienced physician leader, and has developed neurological and residency programs that incorporate Lean Six Sigma methodologies to maximize organizational and programming performance. In her role at Nexera, Dr. Gates draws on her vast experience, which includes managing inventory and supply purchases, evaluating performance metrics, and instituting collaborative methods to facilitate value-based decision-making.

Her honors and distinctions include the 2013 Healthgrades Physician Honors, the 2007 Woman of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare, and the National Service Defense Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in 2003. She was also featured as one of the “31 Women Spine Surgeons and Specialists to Know” in Becker’s Spine Review.

Dr. Gates belongs to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, World Spinal Column Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the National Association of Spine Surgeons. She is a Resident and Fellow Education Committee member as well as an Evidence-Based Medicine Committee member and Abstract Review/Annual Meeting Committee member for the Scoliosis Research Society.

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