Co-Director, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Program
Quality Improvement Champion, Gastroenterology
Attending Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Tam joined the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in 2017 after completing both her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship training at CHLA.

Dr. Tam’s area of focus is in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGID). She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Program, and runs a multidisciplinary EGID clinic in partnership with the division of Allergy/Immunology. Her other interest is in Quality Improvement (QI), and she oversees several QI initiatives within the division.

Education

Medical School: 

Boston Univ. School of Medicine

Internship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, General Pediatrics 

Residency: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, General Pediatrics 

Fellowship: 

CHLA - Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology 

Accomplishments

Certification: 

General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics

Intermountain Healthcare: Advanced Training Program in Clinical Quality Improvement

Intermountain Healthcare: Healthcare Patient Safety

Publications: 

Liu CY**, Tam SS**, Huang Y**, Dubé PE, Alhosh R, Girish N, Punit S, Nataneli S, Li F, Bender JM, Washington MK, Polk DB. TNF Receptor 1 Promotes Early-Life Immunity and Protects against Colitis in Mice. Cell Rep. 2020;33(3):108275. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108275. PMID: 33086075; PMCID: PMC7682618.

Tam SS, Picoraro JA, Gupta SK, Oliva S, Furlano RI, Walsh CM; International Pediatric Gastroenterology COVID-19 Alliance. Changes to Pediatric Gastroenterology Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lessons Learned: An International Survey of Division and Group Heads. Gastroenterology. 2021 Mar 3:S0016-5085(21)00469-8. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2021.02.064. Epub 2021 Mar 4. PMID: 33675745; PMCID: PMC8093127.

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