Tracey Romero


Tracey Romero is a Philadelphia-based health and science journalist. Her work has appeared in Cardiology Today, Orthopedics This Week and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She loves to write about the personal side of medicine. Follow her on Twitter @trarom.

November 21, 2017

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Jefferson nurse recruiter takes sense of adventure to new heights

Mary Marczyk, a nurse recruiter at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, first tried the flying trapeze on vacation in the Bahamas in 2001, but it scared her. Eleven years later, she tried it again and, well, this time she was hooked.

November 7, 2017

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For local pain doc, Eagles fever and laughter better than medicine

On Halloween this year, patients at the Pennsylvania Pain & Spine Institute got a real treat.

October 26, 2017

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For Delco nurse and pageant competitor, beauty is more than just skin deep

Growing up, Radhika Patel loved watching all the big beauty pageants like Miss America or Miss Universe, but the one that always stuck out to her as something special was the Miss World competition.

October 10, 2017

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St. Christopher's nurse and her family make a splash for special needs children

Claire Alminde, a nursing manager in the Oncology Transplant Unit at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, has always taught her three children the importance of volunteering.

September 26, 2017

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Temple physician has a (surprising) habit

When Jocelyn Edathil, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine at Temple University Hospital, gets ready to make her rounds, she feels blessed to not only wear the white lab coat that signifies she is a doctor, but also the veil and traditional white habit of the Sisters of the Imitation of Christ underneath.

September 12, 2017

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For physician assistant, it's out of the clinic and onto the sidelines

When you see the cover of the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader Calendar, at first glance it might seem like just a photo of a pretty woman, but there are hidden layers to both the photo and to the cheerleader in the starring role.

August 30, 2017

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Cancer researcher finds that music and science blend perfectly

In his experimental lab at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philly, Roland Dunbrack, 53, a computational structural biologist, immerses himself in analyzing the structures of proteins in order to better understand how certain mutations cause cancer, but out of the office he indulges another passion: music.

August 15, 2017

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CHOP doc practices healing power of poetry

Dr. Amy Goldstein recently published a collection of poetry called "Bearing Witness," a title chosen to acknowledge that a doctor's role is not to just take care of people, but to bear witness to their suffering and pain.

August 1, 2017

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For family doctor, family hobby is icing on the cake

“For me, it is about making people happy," says Meredith Ray, M.D. of her 19-year-old hobby. "I love to make cakes for family members and friends. It is a way to make someone feel good, but also a chance to express creativity and have fun.”

July 18, 2017

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Medical educator has singing on the brain

Medical educator defies expectations with her song

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