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Tracy, Erin Elizabeth, MD


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Erin E. Tracy, M.D., M.P.H. is an obstetrician and gynecologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology who has a longstanding interest in health policy.


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests
  • Domestic violence
  • General obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)
  • Minimally invasive surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, SUNY @ Buffalo
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • United Healthplan (non-HMO) - other

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Tracy attended medical school at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and did a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, followed by a Masters in Public Health degree in health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a full time faculty member in the Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Tracy is a past national chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Junior Fellows, and was the first young fellow on ACOg's Executive Board, recently completing a two year term. She also serves as an ACOG delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA). She is currently the vice chair of the MA ACOG Section, and Chair of the MA ACOG Legislative Committee. She is a member of the AMa's Women Physicians Congress Governing Council, and recently served as Chair of this organization for three years. She has also served on several Massachusetts Medical Society committees.

Locally, she is a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Women in Academic Medicine committee, the Executive Committee of the Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and the Resident Education Committee for the BWH/MGH Integrated Residency in OB/GYN. She also serves as the director of the Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, the director of the faculty mentoring program, and the director of the residency mentoring program. She has authored a number of resolutions that subsequently became AMA policy, including issues addressing the issue of physician re-entry into the workplace, domestic violence, evidence-based policy making in the HOD, midwifery licensure, home deliveries, and direct to consumer advertising of genetics tests.

She is married to a middle school teacher and has 3 children.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Wrote AMA policy:

  • inhalent abuse
  • cord blood banking
  • pharmacists as conscientious objectors
  • professional liability insurance for part time physicians
  • physician re-entry
  • direct to consumer advertising & availability of genetics tests
  • evidence-based policy development
  • licensing midwives
  • home deliveries
  • insurance discrimination based on prior cesarian deliveries
  • maternity coverage in health systems reform
  • domestic violence as a pre-existing condition
  • history of medicine fellowship
  • shackling pregnant women in labor
  • physician electronic social networking

Tracy E, Tomich P, Maternal mortality: an international crisis. ACOG Clin Rev 2002;7;4:1,15-16

Tracy E, Jagsi R, Starr R, Tarbell NJ, Outcomes of a pilot faculty mentoring program. Am J Ob Gyn 2004; 191:1846-50.

Tracy E sole author:

Elective vulvoplasty: A Bandage that might hurt. Ob Gyn 2007;109:1179-80t

Are doctors prepared for direct to consumer advertising of genetics tests? Ob Gyn, 2007;110: 1389-1391

Confessions of an electronic medical record user. Ob Gyn, 2008;111:1435-38.

Prospects and problems of direct-to-public genetic tests, Person Med, 2008;5:511-520.

Does home birth empower women or imperil them and their babies?, OBG Man, 2009;21:

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Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-6850
Phone 2: 617-424-2229
Fax: 617-724-5843
North End Waterfront Health
332 Hanover Street
Boston MA, 02113-1901
Phone: 617-643-8000
Fax: 617-643-8122

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