Thomas Tracy Jr., MD

Thomas Tracy Jr., MD

Chief Medical Officer 

Dr. Thomas Tracy Jr. began serving as chief medical officer of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Medical Group in August 2016. Tracy came to Hershey by way of Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and Lifespan health system.

Before coming to Penn State, Tracy spent the past 19 years in a variety of leadership roles at Brown and Lifespan. He most recently held the roles of chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs at Lifespan’s Miriam Hospital, and served as interim senior vice president and chief medical officer for the health system’s Rhode Island Hospital.

Thomas Tracy Jr., MD, is Chief Medical Officer of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is pictured wearing a dark suit jacket, white dress shirt and patterned tie, in front of a blue photo background.
Thomas Tracy Jr., MD

He was appointed the first surgeon-in-chief at Lifespan’s Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 1997. He also served as vice chair of the Department of Surgery at the Alpert Medical School from 2003 until coming to Hershey.

For 19 consecutive years, Tracy received National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration research funding to conduct pediatric liver research.

Tracy is a graduate of Colgate University, Albany Medical College and the Sackler School of Medicine. 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 chair of the American College of Surgeons Advisory Council of Chairs from 2011 to 2013 and chair of its Council for Pediatric Surgery from 2008 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education surgical residency review committee and a senior director with the American Board of Surgery.