Following in the footsteps of her father and stepmother, Tracy I. Lanes is thriving as a nurse anesthetist. She joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2007, and has since garnered a reputation for her passion, and hard work. Her peers really appreciate Ms. Lanes’ commitment to building collegiality amongst different departments, and her patients appreciate her commitment to ensuring they are taken care of. Ms. Lanes strongly believes in the importance of teamwork, and strives to ensure that everyone’s opinions are heard and valued. During her time at the institution, Ms. Lanes also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and in the U.S. Army Reserve.
To prepare for her journey, Ms. Lanes earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Missouri in 1987 and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of New Mexico in 1991. She also completed coursework in nurse anesthesia at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2004 and became a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Additionally, she joined prominent professional organizations like the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and a committee at the Goldfarb School of Anesthesia.
Looking to the future, Ms. Lanes hopes to be remembered as caring and competent, as well as for her great bedside manner and dedication to her students.