Melissa Tracy, MD, FACC, is associate professor of medicine and chief of noninvasive cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She is a graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed a residency in internal medicine and a cardiology fellowship there.
Before joining the Division of Cardiology at Rush in 2013, she was assistant professor of medicine, assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine, director of echocardiography and director of cardiac rehabilitation for the University of Miami Hospital.
Tracy’s clinical interests include cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography with 3D reconstruction, echo research, structural valvular heart disease and women and heart disease.
Tracy’s research interests include stem cells to treat ischemic cardiomyopathy, structural valvular heart disease, primary cardiac prevention in minority women and the impact of age on changes in cardiovascular risk factors and angiogenic capacity after cardiac rehabilitation.
She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.