Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD, MS is a native of Albany, New York and a graduate of Colgate University, Albany Medical College, and the New York State Program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. He is senior vice president and chief medical officer of The Miriam Hospital, pediatric surgeon-in-chief at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and vice chairman of the department of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Tracy completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and pediatric surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
He began his academic career as an assistant professor at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and
Pediatric Research Institute, St. Louis, Missouri, and ended his eight-year tenure there as professor of surgery and pediatrics.
In 1997, he was appointed the first pediatric surgeon-in- chief at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. In 2003, he was appointed vice chairman of the department of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Tracy has maintained 15 years of continuous National Institutes of Health research funding and joined Brown with funding in both basic and clinical science focused in chronic liver injury, fibrosis, and liver repair. His recent work is on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of fibrosis, as well as matrix metalloproteinase activation.
Tracy is the author of more than 130 scientific publications and serves on numerous editorial boards. He has served on the Board of Governors of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, on the Foundation Board of the Society of University Surgeons, as chairman of the Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery for the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and as chairman of the Chairs Council for all of the advisory councils of the ACS. He also has had a longstanding commitment to the New England Surgical Society and was elected its president for 2011 to 2012.
Tracy has served as a director of the American Board of Surgery and also as the chairman of the Pediatric Surgical Board of the American Board of Surgery. He successfully led the accreditation process for pediatric surgical residencies in both St. Louis and at Rhode Island Hospital, through Brown University. He has served as the president of the Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors.
His clinical interests have focused in pediatric hepatobiliary disease, cloacal malformations, and acquired and congenital airway malformations. He is recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors by US News and World Report, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors of America, Guide to America’s Top Surgeons and Best Doctors in America.