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Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD, Named Chief Medical Officer at The Miriam Hospital

9/23/2013

Thomas Tracy, MDThomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD has been named chief medical officer and senior vice president of medical affairs at The Miriam Hospital. He succeeds William Corwin, MD, who was recently appointed to a key leadership position on the implementation team for Lifespan’s new IT infrastructure, known as Epic.

In this new position, Tracy will serve as the liaison between the medical staff and administration at the hospital, and will oversee medical affairs, graduate medical education, clinical management programs, and physician quality improvement and peer review.

Along with his new role at The Miriam, Tracy is currently the 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.

A graduate of Colgate University, Tracy received a master’s degree from Albany Medical College and his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine’s New York State Program at Tel Aviv University. He completed his internship and general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and his pediatric surgery residency at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

He began his surgical career at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis and held several academic appointments at St. Louis University, eventually progressing to full professor of surgery and pediatrics. In 1997, Tracy came to Hasbro Children’s Hospital as its inaugural pediatric surgeon-in-chief and has been a vital part of the hospital for more than 16 years.

Signature programs in pediatric surgery were developed under his leadership, such as fetal surgery, pediatric surgical critical care and innovative family center care approaches in transplantation, trauma, and pediatric pain management. He has participated in outreach and extensions of surgical services throughout the Lifespan health system and the Brown community and provided enhancement of academic surgical support and expertise for those institutions.

A native of Albany, New York, Tracy has been an active member and leader of some of the nation’s top medical and surgical societies, previously serving as a director of the American Board of Surgery, chairman of the Pediatric Surgical Board of the American Board of Surgery, president of the Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors, president of the New England Surgical Society, among others. The author of more than 130 scientific publications, Tracy also serves on numerous editorial boards and has been elected to several leading national and international organizations, including Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Surgical Association, the Southern Surgical, the Halsted Surgical Society and the Society of University Surgeons.

His clinical interests include 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.