Black Patients 42% More Likely to Die After High-Risk Surgery Than White Patients

Tracey Straker, M.D., comments on a study that found high-risk surgeries are more deadly for Black and Hispanic Americans than their white counterparts, noting that social determinants of health, such as lack of insurance, play a role in the disparities. Dr. Straker is professor and chief of anesthesiology at Einstein and Montefiore.

Montefiore Doctor, Medical Students Donate Feminine Hygiene Products to Sheltered Women

Tracey Straker, M.D., and first-year Einstein medical student Cory Ransom talk about a joint Einstein and Montefiore project to raise funds and deliver thousands of feminine hygiene products to those who have limited access to the costly items. Dr. Straker is professor of anesthesiology at Einstein and an anesthesiologist at Montefiore.