Alumna serving as key figure in Boston's medical trauma response

Alumna serving as key figure in Boston's medical trauma response



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Dr. Tracey Dechert Dr. Tracey Dechert, a 1988 Bloomsburg University graduate and trauma surgeon at Boston Medical Center, has been among the prominent spokespeople from the medical center interviewed in recent days in response to Monday's bomb explosion during the Boston Marathon. She has been the key spokesperson on the status of the victims, their conditions and how they were treated at the medical center. Dr. Dechert is also an assistant professor of surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Among the media outlets that have used Dr. Dechert as a source include CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. The toll from the bombs, which killed at least three and injured more than 170, will long be felt by anyone involved with the city’s iconic sporting event, according to news reports.

In addition to Bloomsburg, she is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency in General Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., with her fellowship in the Department of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Her clinical interests include pelvic fractures and trauma in women. #HuskyPride