Tracey A. Dechert, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery

Tracey Dechert
617.414.5657

Biography

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.

Education

  • Temple University, MD
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, BA

Publications

  • Published on 12/23/2021

    Poulson M, Geary AD, Annesi C, Dechert T, Kenzik K, Hall J. The Impact of Income and Social Mobility on Colorectal Cancer Outcomes and Treatment: A Cross-sectional Study. Ann Surg. 2021 Dec 23. PMID: 34954755.

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  • Published on 8/20/2021

    Poulson M, Neufeld MY, Dechert T, Allee L, Kenzik KM. Historic redlining, structural racism, and firearm violence: A structural equation modeling approach. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2021 Nov; 3. PMID: 34888540.

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  • Published on 7/30/2021

    Dicker RA, Thomas A, Bulger EM, Stewart RM, Bonne S, Dechert TA, Smith R, Love-Craighead A, Dreier F, Kotagal M, Kozyckyj T, Michaels H. Strategies for Trauma Centers to Address the Root Causes of Violence: Recommendations from the Improving Social Determinants to Attenuate Violence (ISAVE) Workgroup of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 09; 233(3):471-478.e1. PMID: 34339811.

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  • Published on 6/7/2021

    Duncan TK, Stewart R, Joseph K, Kuhls DA, Dechert T, Taghavi S, Bonne S, Matsushima K. American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Prevention Committee review: Family Justice Centers-a not-so-novel, but unknown gem. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2021; 6(1):e000725. PMID: 34179511.

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  • Published on 6/1/2021

    Janeway MG, Sanchez SE, Rosen AK, Patts G, Allee LC, Lasser KE, Dechert TA. Disparities in Utilization of Ambulatory Cholecystectomy: Results From Three States. J Surg Res. 2021 10; 266:373-382. PMID: 34087621.

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  • Published on 6/1/2021

    Poulson M, Cornell E, Madiedo A, Kenzik K, Allee L, Dechert T, Hall J. The Impact of Racial Residential Segregation on Colorectal Cancer Outcomes and Treatment. Ann Surg. 2021 06 01; 273(6):1023-1030. PMID: 33234793.

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  • Published on 5/23/2021

    Annesi CA, Poulson MR, Mak KS, Tapan U, Dechert TA, Litle VR, Suzuki K. The Impact of Residential Racial Segregation on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment and Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 May 23. PMID: 34033745.

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  • Published on 3/24/2021

    Zambare WV, Dechert TA, Sanchez SE, Brahmbhatt TS. Changes in Medical Student Perceptions of Surgery Are Sustainable Through Focused Preclinical Surgical Exposure. J Surg Educ. 2021 Sep-Oct; 78(5):1583-1592. PMID: 33771474.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Poulson MR, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Kenzik KM, Dechert TA, Ko NY, Sachs TE, Cassidy MR. Residential Racial Segregation and Disparities in Breast Cancer Presentation, Treatment, and Survival. Ann Surg. 2021 01 01; 273(1):3-9. PMID: 32889878.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Janeway MG, Sanchez SE, Chen Q, Nofal MR, Wang N, Rosen A, Dechert TA. Association of Race, Health Insurance Status, and Household Income With Location and Outcomes of Ambulatory Surgery Among Adult Patients in 2 US States. JAMA Surg. 2020 12 01; 155(12):1123-1131. PMID: 32902630.

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