Leadership

Thomas Tracey, Jr., MD

Chief Medical Officer

Thomas Tracy Jr., M.D., was named chief medical officer for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Health Medical Group in August 2016.

Dr. Tracy spent 19 years in a variety of leadership roles at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School and LifeSpan Health System. He held the roles of chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs at Lifespan’s Miriam Hospital, while also serving as interim senior vice president and chief medical officer for their Rhode Island Hospital. He was appointed the first surgeon-in-chief at Lifespan’s Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 1997, and served as vice chair of the Department of Surgery at the Alpert Medical School since 2003.

At The Miriam Hospital, Dr. Tracy lent his expertise to the redesign of the hospital’s quality and safety structure and critical intermediate care delivery system. He also participated in outreach and extensions of surgical services throughout the Lifespan health system and the Brown University community, enhancing academic surgical support and expertise. For 19 consecutive years, Dr. Tracy received National Institutes of Health (NIH) and FDA research funding to conduct clinical as well as basic science pediatric liver research.

Dr. Tracy is a graduate of Colgate University and Albany Medical College. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and his pediatric surgery fellowship at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He served as chairman of the American College of Surgeons Advisory Council of Chairs from 2011 to 2013 and chairman of its Council for Pediatric Surgery from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) surgical residency review committee and a senior director with the American Board of Surgery.