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Tracey Polsky, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Assistant Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, CHOP

Contact InformationThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Clinical Expertise

Clinical Pathology, Clinical Chemistry

Education

BA (Biochemistry), Columbia College, 1998
Ph.D. (Cellular & Molecular Biology), University of Pennsylvania, 2006
MD (Medicine), University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology, 2014

Postgraduate Training

Resident in Clinical Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007
Resident in Clinical Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2014

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa, 1998
Franklin Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania, 1998
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2000
Adolph J. Creskoff Prize for Meritorious Research in Hematology and Related Fields - University of Pennsylvania, 2005
The Association for Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clincal Laboratory (MSACL) Annual Conference travel Awardee, 2014
CHOP Clinical Quality Improvement Course, 2015

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Medical Writers Association, 2010 - 2014
American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2012 - Present
American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 2013 - Present
College of American Pathologists, 2015 - present

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Selected Publications

Delayed transition of a urine drug immunoassay from negativity to positivity in a toddler with exploratory ingestion of methadone.

Vora P, Surmaitis R, Nolan J, Pacholski M, Polsky T, Osterhoudt K., J Med Toxicol, 2017

Reducing unnecessary postoperative compete blood count testing in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Maya Dewan, MD, MPH; Jorge Galvez, MD; Tracey Polsky, MD, PhD; Genna Kreher, MPH; Blair Kraus, RN, MSN; Luis Ahumada, MS; John McCloskey, MD; Heather Wolfe, MD, The Permanente Journal, 2017

Adverse events associated with a large dose of intravenous lipid emulsion for suspected local anesthetic toxicity

Daniel J. Corwin, Alexis Topjian, Brenda L. Banwell, Kevin Osterhoudt, Clinical Toxicology, 2017

False-Positive Total T3 Using the Ortho Vitros Immunoassay in Pediatric Populations

Jane A. Dickerson, Tracey G. Polsky, Dina N. Greene, Parisa Salehi, Alissa J. Roberts, Rhona M. Jack, Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 2017

The Future of Laboratory Medicine - a 2014 Perspective

Park J, Fortina P, Polsky T, and Kricka L, Clinical Chimica Acta 438(): 284-303, 2015

The Evolution and Future of Point-of-Care Testing

Kricka, Larry; Park, Jason; Reiprish, Amy; Polsky, Tracey; Nardiello, Mary, Point of Care. The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology 14(): 110-115, 2015

Gemins Modulate the Expression and Activity of the SMN Complex.

Wenqin F, Gubitz AK, Wan L, Battle DJ, Dostie J, Golembe TJ, and Dreyfuss G., Hum Mol Genet 14(12): 1605-11, 2005

Specific sequence features, recognized by the SMN complex, identify snRNAs and determine their fate as snRNPs

Golembe TJ, Yong J and Dreyfuss G., Mol Cell Biol 25(24): 10989-1004, 2005

Lymphotropic Herpesvirus saimiri uses the SMN complex to assemble Sm cores on its small RNAs

Golembe TJ, Yong J, Battle DJ, Feng W, Wan L and Dreyfuss G., Mol Cell Biol 25(2): 602-11, 2005

snRNAs contain specific SMN-binding domains that are essential for snRNP assembly

Yong J, Golembe TJ, Battle DJ, Pellizzoni L and Dreyfuss G., Mol Cell Biol 24(7): 2747-56, 2004