- Spirit of Courage: Letting Go of Abandonment, Shame, and Hurt
Areas of Expertise:
- High Risk Obstetric Anesthesiology
- New Testament
- Gospel Ministry
Seminars and topics offered:
- Women in the Bible
- Do No Harm
- The Gospel of John
Rev. Dr. Tracie A. Saunders is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine and has been an Attending Anesthesiologist at SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBMC) since 1995 after completing her anesthesiology residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City. She specializes in high risk Obstetric Anesthesiology, is a founding member of the Resource Center for Spirituality and Health Care Education at SBMC, and serves on the SBMC Institutional Ethics Committee. Dr. Saunders earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia in 1985, a medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine in 1990, and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary of New York City in 2010. She was awarded the Maxwell Fellowship from Auburn Seminary given to those seminary students who show the promise of excellence in future service in parish ministry!
The award committee wrote that Dr. Saunders:
"cares deeply about the pain and suffering of people and believes that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of an infirmity. She brings this empathetic understanding with compassion to her faith community as a teacher and a preacher. She will be a quiet wind of change in any parish setting."
Dr. Saunders was ordained in the Gospel Ministry at Faith Baptist Church, Coram, New York on December 18, 2010. She has been married to her husband, Eric, Sr. for 27 years and they have been blessed with two children, Amanda and Eric, Jr.