Tracey G. Polsky, MD, PhD

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Tracey G. Polsky, MD, PhD, is the assistant director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD- University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Clinical Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Clinical Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Biochemistry - Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Graduate Degree

PhD in Cellular & Molecular Biology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Assistant Director

Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Publications

Papers

2014

Park J, Fortina P, Polsky T, and Kricka L. The future of laboratory medicine – a 2014 perspective. Clinica Chimica Acta (in preparation).

Polsky T, Ganetsky A, and Milone M. Pharmacokinetics of mycophenolic acid in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients (in preparation).

Abstracts

2013

Polsky T, Sun Y, Morrissette J, and Bagg A. Clonally distinct acute myeloid leukemia, t(9;22)-negative, in a patient with persistent chronic myelogenous leukemia. Society of Hematopathology/European Association of Hematopathology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 2013 (accepted for discussion).

Polsky T, Morrissette J, and Bagg A. De novo t(8;21)-positive AML (rather than therapy-related t(8;21)-AML). Society of Hematopathology/European Association of Hematopathology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 2013 (accepted for discussion).

Books

Chapters

Polsky T and Master SR. Modern Medical Laboratory Diagnostics: Principles and Applications. Chapter 6: Single biomarkers: genes, proteins and metabolites. Cambridge University Press (in preparation).

Posters and Presentations

2014

“Pediatric Clinical Chemistry: Special considerations for our smallest patients” - ASCLS-PA Spring Meeting, Plymouth Meeting, PA, May 5, 2014.

“The current landscape of point-of-care, home, and direct-to-consumer testing” – Lecture for Path 305 (Frontiers in Medicine Course for the Perelman School of Medicine), April 2014.

Awards and Honors

2014, The Association for Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Laboratory (MSACL) Annual Conference Travel Awardee
2005, Adolph J. Creskoff Prize for Meritorious Research in Hematology and Related Fields (University of Pennsylvania)
2000, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship
1998, University of Pennsylvania Franklin Fellowship
1998, Phi Beta Kappa

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2011-2012, Senior Associate Editor, American Association for Cancer Research

Academic and institutional committees

2013-present, PennOmics Governance Board, Member
2012-present, Curriculum Committee, Pathology Residency Program, Member

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

2013-present, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2013-present, American Society for Clinical Pathology
2012-present, American Society for Clinical Pathology
2010-present, American Medical Writers Association