Dr. Tracy Bilski is the Trauma Medical Director at Osceola Regional Medical Center, which is a Level II Trauma Center and a participating member of the USF/HCA Trauma Network, a position she has held since 2015. With more than 20 years in the medical field, Dr. Bilski has provided expert trauma care for patients across the globe.
As a trauma surgeon in the United States Navy, she treated military personnel at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in addition to deployments in Egypt, Afghanistan and Iraq. She worked on major projects during her time in service, including completing and deploying the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System in 2001, led by Ret. U.S. Navy Capt. H.R. Bohman. In her 11 years of service, Dr. Bilski achieved the rank of commander.
She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA, after which she received her Medical Doctorate from the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She then went on to receive her general surgical training at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York City and completed her trauma/critical care fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is board certified in general surgery and also surgical critical care.
Dr. Bilski has also served in multiple academic faculty roles, including as Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Central Florida and University of South Florida. She is a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Infection Society, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has several peer reviewed publications and has authored multiple book chapters as well.
Her specific areas of interest include care of the injured – both surgical and non-surgical, surgical critical care, emergency general surgery, elective general surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction and complex wound management.