Tracy Gosselin joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in November 2021 as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive — leading the 5,000 nurses whose skills and compassion are the heartbeat of MSK. As a teenage volunteer at a hospital outside Boston, Dr. Gosselin says she learned the value of human connection. “It’s about helping people through those challenging moments,” she says. “How do you listen and figure out what they need, and help them through the next hurdle?”
Dr. Gosselin has been making the rounds to listen to patients and nurses, spending time in inpatient units and at each of MSK’s seven regional locations. “It’s really about building upon the excellence that’s already here,” she says, noting that MSK’s nursing staff has twice received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for exceptional nursing care.
It’s an exciting new chapter, says Dr. Gosselin, and one she never imagined. “Growing up, I didn’t know much about cancer,” she says. “But oncology chose me, and I keep choosing it, over and over again.”