Tracey R. Childs, MD, MPH, FACS is board certified in both General and Colorectal Surgery. She has practiced in the Santa Monica community for the past 25 years providing a broad spectrum of surgical services. Dr. Childs uses state of the art surgical techniques including laparoscopic and robotic surgery to provide treatment for both benign and malignant conditions. In addition to providing care to patients, Dr. Childs is very active in Medical Staff Leadership participating in committees which support the hospital and the other physicians and will be acting President of the Providence Saint John’s Medical Staff as of January, 2018.

In addition, Dr. Childs has served as the past Secretary, Vice President and President of the Southern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Venice Family Clinic for her many years of providing surgical services to their patients in need. Dr. Childs most recent adventure involves being an active team member and lead surgeon for surgical missions to Retalhuleu, Guatemala organized by Providence Health International where she has performed over 70 surgeries over the last few years.

Medical School
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Foothill Surgery Center at Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA
  • English
  • Spanish


Providence Saint Johns General Surgery
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 680W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-8928
(310) 315-6157


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery (Proctology) (Board Certified)
  • General Surgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Medicare
  • Preferred Health Systems PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO