Sean Tracy, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Sean Tracy

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


MD/PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine/Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA

Residency, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Tracy graduated from the combined MD/PhD program at Tufts University, receiving his PhD in Immunology. His graduate research focused on the basic biology of the Epstein-Barr Virus. He subsequently completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. During residency, he studied clinical outcomes of patients with lymphoma. He then enrolled in the fellowship program in Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation at the University of Minnesota, where he was selected for the T32 academic research track. His research now examines mechanisms of immune escape by leukemias and lymphomas. Both his research interest and clinical practice have a particular focus on acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2021.


  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Lymphomas
  • Immune therapies

Awards & Recognition

  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute award recipient (2019)
  • Childrens’ Cancer Research Fund award recipient (2020)
  • Minnesota Society of Clinical Oncology Outstanding Research Fellow (2019)
  • Dean’s Fellow in Infectious Diseases (2007); Astra-Zeneca Scholar-in-Training Award (2005)
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute “Excellence in Service” Award (2004)

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Hematology (2017-present)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Immune therapies


Academic Interests and Focus

“Blood” coursework for medical students


Clinical Interests

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia; Lymphoma; Immune therapies