This Man Is the
Future of Medicine

Dr. Kevin Tracey, president and CEO of Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Award-winning neurosurgeon, immunologist, and inventor Dr. Kevin Tracey will give the keynote address at Irish America’s annual Healthcare / Life Sciences 50 dinner on September 12 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.


Irish America magazine will host award-winning neurosurgeon and immunologist Dr. Kevin Tracey, an explorer on the frontier of a new, hybrid field – bioelectronic medicine.

Dr. Tracey, who is the president and CEO of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, launched a new field of bioelectronic medicine that uses device technology to control cell behavior using electrical signals that prompt nerves to stop inflammation.

Understanding the body-brain connection and how they signal each other is the future of medicine, and Dr. Tracey’s spectacular discoveries have huge potential for new drug-free approaches such as pinpointing the vagus nerve as the signaling agent between the body and the mind.

200,000 years after the anatomic evolution of man, Tracey may know more than anyone ever has about the marvelous machine known as the human body. How and why? Let the man explain. “We have long known that the nervous system communicates with the body. We can now learn the language by which it communicates, which enables us to fine tune how we help the body heal itself.”

Join Irish America magazine in celebrating Dr. Tracey’s work, and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to hear him speak at the annual gala dinner honoring the best Irish-born and Irish-American leaders in Health Care and Life Sciences. For more information, contact mary@irishamerica.com or click here.

This year’s honorees include such extraordinary individuals as Dr. Barbara Murphy, chair of the Department of Medicine for the Mount Sinai Health System; Raymond F. Kerins, Jr. Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Bayer U.S.; Brendan O’Grady, Chief Commercial Officer for Teva Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Patricia Broderick, known as “the Dynamite Stick” for her unflagging determination, and as the creator of the Broderick Probe; and Nobel Prize-winner Dr. William Campbell, creator of Mectizan, a medication that defeats parasites causing river blindness.

You too can be involved in the honoree selection – send in your nominations for consideration to mary@irishamerica.com.

The Feinstein Institute is the research branch of Northwell Health, comprised of 50 research labs and 4,000 staff members. The institute has conducted 2,500 clinical trials and filed more than 230 patents, and publishes 1,300 research papers per year under Dr. Tracey’s leadership.

Last year our keynote speaker was Mike Mahoney, chairman and CEO of medical device firm Boston Scientific. You can view his speech here, as well as read a more in-depth synopsis of the event here.

See the 2018 Healthcare / Life Sciences 50 list of honorees here.  ♦

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