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A Conversation
with the Exuberant,
Sparkly Fun-Gal,
Dr. Tracey Vlahovic
Arpreet Dhinsa, TUSPM Class of 2024
A conversation with Dr. Tracey Vlahovic allows readers to
delve into her journey through podiatric medicine and her
subsequent fellowship in dermatology, offering a glimpse into
the life of the Dermatology Queen. Dr. Tracey Vlahovic
obtained her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biophysics
and Biochemistry from Yale University before pursuing
her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University.
She completed her residency and Podiatric Dermatology
Fellowship at St. Luke's University Hospital in Allentown,
PA. Dr. Vlahovic is board certified by the American Board
of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a member of various
professional associations, including the American Podiatric
Medical Association, Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical
Association, and Council for Nail Disorders.
Dr. Vlahovic embarked on a fascinating and enlightening
journey into the field of medicine. Her passion for dance
played a significant role in her decision to pursue podiatry.
From a young age, she had a profound love for dance. While
studying at Yale University, she found herself at a crossroads,
contemplating whether to pursue medicine or continue
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with a Ph.D. program. Her path became clear when she
stumbled upon a life-altering book called " Medical Problems
of Performing Artists. " This book helped her realize that
she could combine her two passions: medicine and dance.
Reflecting on her experiences as a young dancer, she recalled
the impact of visiting a podiatrist, which solidified her
decision to enter the field of podiatry.
Fun Facts
Dr. Vlahovic currently serves as the Secretary on the
Council for Nail Disorders.
Dr. Vlahovic is the first podiatrist to have completed
a fellowship in dermatology.
Dr. Vlahovic was the founder of the dermatology
fellowship.
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