Q&A with Dr. Tracey Jubelirer

Published on

Tracey F. Jubelirer, MD Tracey F. Jubelirer, MD Tracey F. Jubelirer, MD, is the Medical Director of the inpatient oncology unit at the Middleman Family Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), King of Prussia. She earned her medical degree from the University of Florida and completed her pediatrics residency and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at CHOP. Dr. Jubelirer is board certified in hematology/oncology and pediatrics.

Tell us a little about yourself

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, I emigrated at age 14 to the United States with my parents, twin sister and older sister. My desire to become a physician began as an undergraduate student at the University of Florida volunteering on a pediatric oncology unit. In 2001, I started my career at CHOP as a pediatric resident; now 20 years later, I feel privileged to continue the journey as an attending physician caring for children with cancer and blood disorders.  

Having worked in the  hematology/oncology clinic at the Specialty Care Center in King of Prussia for almost 15 years, I am excited to take on the new role of Medical Director for the inpatient King of Prussia hospital’s oncology unit, continuing to provide compassionate and outstanding clinical care. I also serve as Director of the Integrative Oncology program. Our goal is to empower and educate patients, families and oncology practitioners on integrative health, a specialty that blends complementary therapies and conventional medical treatment, to promote health and wellness, improve symptom control, and reduce suffering in cancer patients.  

My patients and families have taught me so many life lessons that have helped guide how I choose to live and embrace life each day. And this translates to my most important role of being a wife and mother of two daughters, who continue to show me the goodness of what life is all about.

What excites you most about being part of the King of Prussia hospital staff?

It is invigorating to be part of a team that is energized, collaborative and seeks to build community and excellence. I am excited for our cancer patients and families who will be able to receive outstanding oncology care in a smaller setting closer to home. 

What do you do for fun outside of work?

I treasure quality time with family, our French Bulldog, and close friends, and if a great meal is involved that’s always a winner! While more of a homebody (especially during the cold months), I won’t turn down an adventure for trying something new, especially if it entails travelling to a new destination. I love to work out — a priority in maintaining health and wellness — with my motivating husband. I have also become quite a fan of podcasts on really everything and anything and enjoy watching a good TV series that our entire family can enjoy. More recently, I have invested time into reading again, an escape I cherish. Last (but certainly not least), one of my biggest joys outside of work is watching my girls grow and pursue their passions, embracing and appreciating each day I have with them. 

Kate and Emma

Kate & Emma's KOP Care

When families are faced with a challenging diagnosis, convenient, high-quality care means everything.