Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD is a pediatric surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. She is board certified in surgery and pediatric surgery and is certified in advanced trauma life support.

Dr. Grikscheit is the principal investigator of a laboratory that focuses on tissue engineering and intestinal regeneration leading to therapies for intestinal failure. She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals and serves on the fetal surgery committee of the American Pediatric Surgery Association and the program committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Grikscheit has traveled extensively throughout the United States to deliver invited lectures on her research. She also has delivered invited lectures at technological and scientific meetings in Scotland, the Czech Republic, Japan, London and Brazil. Dr. Grikscheit has earned national recognition for her expertise, in media outlets such as Newsweek and a recent front page article in the New York Times.

Dr. Grikscheit is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She also is a member of the Association for Academic Surgery and the Council of the Society for Pediatric Research.

After earning a bachelor’s in biochemistry from Harvard University in Boston, Dr. Grikscheit earned her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She served a surgical internship, a general surgery residency and a surgical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston followed by a pediatric surgery fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital.