Are you searching for a dynamic and engaging professional speaker with a passion for

health advocacy, health equity, and patient/family engagement?

Are you looking for a speaker who shows up authentically and sparks conversations that lead to organizational transformation and growth?

Look no further!

Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is your trusted physician expert ready to inspire, educate and ignite change.

About Dr. Nicole:

With over 20 years of professional experience in clinical medicine, a transformative personal experience as a family caregiver, and a wealth of knowledge and experience in health equity and patient and family engagement, Dr. Nicole is a renowned professional and TEDx speaker who brings a unique blend of expertise, authenticity, and charisma to every speaking engagement. Her mission is to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to achieve health equity and cultivate meaningful partnerships between patients, families, and healthcare providers.


Keynote Speeches: Dr. Nicole delivers powerful keynote speeches that captivate audiences with thought-provoking insights, compelling storytelling, peer-reviewed data, and evidence-based strategies. She has a knack for connecting with diverse audiences, from healthcare professionals and policymakers to patient advocacy groups and community organizations. Signature talks include: Dismantling Structural Racism and Bias in Healthcare and Doctoring While Black: Exploring Racism Inside and Outside of the Exam Room.

Educational Workshops: Through interactive and engaging workshops, Dr. Nicole equips participants with the tools and knowledge needed to drive meaningful change in healthcare systems and communities. These workshops cover a range of topics, including recognizing and mitigating implicit bias, creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture, closing the empathy gap in medicine, building effective patient and family engagement initiatives, and navigating the complex healthcare system.

Panel Moderation: Dr. Nicole is a sought-after moderator for diverse and dynamic panels. She has an uncanny ability to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for panelists and attendees alike. Her meticulous preparation process results in her consistently having a comprehensive understanding of the topics being discussed, allowing her to ask relevant questions, provide context, and draw connections that enrich the discussion. She expertly guides conversations, ensuring everyone’s voice is heard and that the discussion is informative, entertaining, and inspiring.


Our speaker fees are both competitive and customizable. We are more than happy to discuss our pricing structure during the initial call.

Book Dr. Nicole for your next event:

Dr. Nicole is a meeting/event organizer’s dream! Don’t miss the opportunity to have Dr. Nicole deliver a memorable and transformative experience at your next event.

Contact us today to check availability, discuss your needs, and secure your booking. Together, let’s create a healthcare system that prioritizes equity and empowers patients and families to be partners in their care.

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Book Dr. Nicole!

Dr. Nicole Rochester is an accomplished speaker with a passion for caregiving, health literacy, health advocacy and eliminating health disparities. As a physician, former family caregiver, and professional health advocate, she is uniquely poised to unite patients, caregivers, and those providing direct care and administrative roles in healthcare settings through her informative and inspirational speeches and workshops.

Featured talks

TEDx Great Mills:

“Overcoming Invisibility, Improving Healthcare and Restoring the Doctor-Patient Relationship” March 2019
“We have had the honor of working with Dr. Nicole Rochester on multiple occasions. She served as a moderator for our live webinar series while being accompanied by three panelists. Dr. Rochester has the ability to guide and curate the conversation to include all panelists while engaging in questions and comments from the audience. An eloquent speaker for any engagement.  
The Diverse Health Hub Team
“I have watched both of Dr. Rochester’s presentations and I think by far this is one of the most unbelievable services anyone has provided to Maryland hospitals since the beginning of the pandemic.  I thought there was no way to top her first presentation, but today she did.  I just wanted to personally thank the Maryland Patient Safety Center for providing this service.  This will make a difference in one of the most important issues facing us in this pandemic.”
Terry Fairbanks, MD MS CPPS, Vice President, Quality & Safety, MedStar Health
“Dr. Rochester’s presentation was one of the highest attended and most engaged medical staff events we have ever had in our system! We continue to hear amazing feedback and our physicians are inspired to get involved and help create necessary change in our world. Thank you for a wonderful evening and for sharing your experiences in this fantastic presentation and helping to guide us as we move forward. She is the best!!”
Dr. Dawn Walton , Vice President of Medical Staff, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

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Racism and Health Disparities

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