Patrick T. Tracy, MD
Areas of Expertise Brain Tumors, Carotid Surgery, Epilepsy, Pain & Functional Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease, Spinal Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Medical Education University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Peoria, IL)
Internship(s) General Surgery - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Peoria, IL; 1983-1984)
Residency Neurological Surgery - University of Illinois College of Medicine (Peoria, IL; 1984-1990)
Fellowship(s) Functional Neurosurgery - University of Toronto (Toronto, ON; 1991)
Board Certification(s) Neurosurgery - American Board of Neurological Surgeons
Professional Memberships American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Pain Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International Association for the Study of Pain, World Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery
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When did you join Illinois Neurological Institute?
I began working with this team in 1990, before the INI was officially formed.
I'm married and we have two children. Our son is training to be a pilot and our daughter is studying to be an advance practice nurse.
I like to read especially mysteries and histories and play golf.
What medical change has impacted your specialty the most since you began practicing medicine?
Numerous technological advances in virtually every area; but mostly the trend toward less invasive neurosurgical procedures.
Why did you choose your specialty?
I found the nervous system fascinating (and I still do). The work has proven to be interesting and worthwhile.
Why did you choose Peoria, Illinois, to practice when you could have gone anywhere in the country?
Peoria is a great place to raise kids. It has a superb medical community, opportunity to teach medical students and residents and a very collegial atmosphere to practice medicine.
Do you have any advice to give your patients?
Make sure you understand your health problems and available treatment options. Ask questions.