Tracy M. Flanders, MD
Dr. Flanders is currently the chief resident in neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She majored in molecular biology with a certificate in neuroscience at Princeton University. During this time, she also spent time in the labs of Drs. Ralph Nelson and Veronica Alvarez at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke studying microelectrode recordings in zebrafish retina and alcohol addiction in rhesus monkeys, respectively. She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, where she was mentored by Dr. Howard Weiner and received funding to study perituberal electrocortigraphic activity in tuberous sclerosis complex. She began her neurosurgical residency training at Penn, during which she received T-32 funding to pursue a Masters in biostatistics and epidemiology. Dr. Flanders also received funding from the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation to study the role of near infrared spectroscopy and diffuse correlation spectroscopy in infant hydrocephalus. Her academic interests are longitudinal outcomes in infant hydrocephalus, spinal dysraphisms and fetal surgery. She is currently applying for a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship position.