Michael Tracy, MD
Michael Tracy, MD, MHA, is an attending orthopaedic shoulder and elbow surgeon with Coordinated Health Scranton Orthopedics, credentialed at Coordinated Health Hospitals, Director of Orthopaedics at Moses Taylor Hospital, and a clinical assistant professor at Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tracy is a Scranton native and graduated valedictorian from West Scranton High School. He then attended the University of Scranton, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy summa cum laude. Dr. Tracy spent one year in Wellington, New Zealand, on a Fulbright Fellowship. After returning to the United States, he completed a master’s degree in molecular evolutionary biology at The Pennsylvania State University and an MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his orthopaedic training at Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and subsequently pursued a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most recently, Dr. Tracy completed a Master of Health Administration from Ohio University.
Dr. Tracy is the only orthopaedic surgeon operating out of the Scranton area hospitals to have completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery. His elective clinical practice is limited to shoulder and elbow surgery for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Tracy sees patients of all ages and activity levels for both acute and chronic problems of the shoulder and elbow. He has extensive training and experience with sports injuries affecting the shoulder and elbow, management of shoulder rotator cuff tears and arthritis, and treatment of fractures in children and adults. Dr. Tracy’s expertise includes, but is not limited to, surgical management of shoulder instability in athletes, Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair surgery, and anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement.
Dr. Tracy also maintains strong interests in medical education and administration. Dr. Tracy has given multiple seminars for the public and regularly lectures to college, medical, and pre-professional students. He also travels throughout the country teaching residents and practicing surgeons techniques in shoulder replacement. Dr. Tracy is actively involved in the Medical Executive Committee at Moses Taylor Hospital. He and his team were successful in obtaining Joint Commission Certification for Shoulder Replacement for Moses Taylor Hospital.
Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Tracy enjoys spending time with his three children. He runs both road races and obstacle races, participates in extreme fitness programs, and enjoys reading science fiction and the history of physics and mathematics.
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Orthopedic
Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, Shoulder and Elbow