Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Tracey Dechert, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, is a graduate of Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA and Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Dechert completed her residency in General Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and her fellowship in the Department of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
As an Attending Surgeon in the Section of Acute Care and Trauma Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Dechert’s research interests include trauma in women, injury prevention, social determinants of health in surgical patients, and surgical education. Additionally, Dr. Dechert is the Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and plays an active role in improving the outcomes of critically ill and injured patients. She has also created the Center for Socially Responsible Surgery (CSRS) which advocates to support the concept of social responsibility in surgery by encouraging surgeons to recognize the responsibility they have as healthcare leaders and push them to advocate for improving surgical care as well as confront the disparities that exist within surgical care. As Faculty Advisor for the Social Wellness Committee of the General Surgery Residency Program, she is actively involved in resident education and wellness. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Surgical Society at Boston University School of Medicine where she continuously advises and mentors medical students who are interested in pursuing a career in surgery.