Tracey Straker is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an Attending Physician at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She attended a 7 year BS/ MD program – Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, based at City College in Harlem ,New York. She graduated from New York Medical College with a combined MD and MPH in Medical Administration. She completed her Master’s in Science in Health Information Technology from Georgetown and completed her CBA in Business Administration from Northwestern through the American Society for Anesthesiologists. She serves as the Director of General Anesthesiology and the Director of the Advanced Airway Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. She also holds the rank of Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at CUNY School of Medicine in New York City.
She presently serves as the Speaker of the House in the New York State Society for Anesthesiologists, and President of the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA). She serves as the Chairwoman of the Committee of Diversity and Inclusion at the Society for Education in Anesthesia. She serves as the Director of the ASA Mentoring Grant and serves on the Professional Diversity committee of the American Society for Anesthesiologists. She has authored several publications , presented at multiple international and national meetings, and edited a textbook.
Her passion is linear mentorship. I genuinely believe in giving back, but more importantly, getting people to a place where they can give back , and ultimately sponsor . It is so extremely important to extend a hand and elevate people. As you lift people, you are lifted as well.