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.

March 11, 2019

Health Stories

For surgical coordinator, it's all about precision on the table

There is nothing quite like the thrill of playing in a billiards tournament for Valerie Batezel, Ph.D., program coordinator for bariatric and metabolic surgery at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.

February 13, 2019

Health Stories

For Lourdes oncologist, magic is great medicine

Performing magic for his patients and their families has been a real game changer for Dr. Howard Saul, a gynecological oncologist at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.

January 20, 2019

Health Stories

Cooper Health exec enjoys bird’s-eye view of the world

Kathy Devine, R.N., DrNP, has her pilot's license, and she can't say enough about how learning to fly has expanded her horizons

December 24, 2018

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The ties that bind: Drexel doctor's huge collection spreads joy

Bow ties for Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, dean of the Drexel University College of Medicine and a pediatrician, are so much more than just a fashion accessory. His expansive collection spreads joy and brings people together.

December 17, 2018

Health Stories

More millennials navigating life with celiac disease

One theory for why celiac disease seems more prevalent today than in previous generations is our modern relationship with germs, that is more antibiotics and fewer or different kinds of infections early in life, according to one expert.

December 12, 2018


Life interrupted: Facing chronic illness in your 20s and 30s

According to the Transamerica Center for Health Studies, 54 percent of millennials say they have been diagnosed with a chronic illness.

December 7, 2018

Health Stories

Philly dermatologist wants to get under your skin – one word at a time

A burning desire to bring attention to issues he cares about drives Dr. Jules Lipoff, a Penn dermatologist and professor, in his work as doctor and writer.

December 7, 2018

Health Stories

Millennials' health suffers from all that technology at their fingertips

Growing up during the boom of personal technology and social media, millennials use their cellphones and laptops for hours and hours every day. Local medical experts are seeing a variety of health effects related to technology use that most of us probably wouldn’t even know to worry about – everything from hearing loss to orthopedic issues.

November 1, 2018

Health Stories

Einstein breast surgeon always has her head in the game

For Dr. Jennifer Simmons, chief of breast surgery and director of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Women’s Center, strategy is crucial for success both in medicine and on the tennis court.

October 18, 2018

Health Stories

When Jeff doctor shreds the drums, you'll feel anything but numb

The pounding beats of a Philly nightspot may seem worlds away from a hushed operating room, but one Thomas Jefferson University Hospital anesthesiologist easily straddles both spheres.

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