Kevin Tracey


Neurosurgeon and immunologist Kevin Tracey shares the frontiers of a new, hybrid field - bioelectronic medicine.


Neurosurgeon Kevin Tracey is a pioneer in the field of bioelectronic medicine, a convergence of molecular medicine, bioengineering, and neuroscience. His unusual career path has produced a series of innovative discoveries, spawning clinical trials, startup companies, and numerous accolades. Kevin’s work explores how specific nerves modulate the immune system, and he has successfully used tiny nerve stimulators to treat inflammatory diseases. Kevin is author of Fatal Sequence: The Killer Within, about the physiologic failures of sepsis. He is also the CEO and President of the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. 


Electronic Medicine Fights Disease
Tracey, K. Scientific American. 2015.

Forget About Jobs, Young Graduates; Go Slay Dragons Instead
Tracey, K. Huffington Post. 2015.

Researchers explore how low-level electrical stimulation affects inflammation
News-Medical. 2015.

How Scientists Plan to Hack Your Nervous System
Vince, G. Gizmodo. 2015.

Can the nervous system be hacked? 
Behar, M. NYTimes. 2014.

Drug discovery: A jump-start for electroceuticals
Kristoffer F, Litt B, Tracey K, Boyden ES, Slaoui M. Nature. 2013;496(7444),159-161.

Vagus nerve stimulation attenuates the systemic inflammatory response to endotoxin
Borovikova LC, Ivanova S, Zhang M, Yang H, Botchkina GI, Watkins LR, Wang H, Abumrad N, Eaton JW, Tracey K, et al. Nature. 2000;405(6785),458-462.

The inflammatory reflex
Tracey, KJ. Nature. 2002 Dec 19-26;420(6917):853-9.

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Bioelectronics Pioneer