Mary W. Tam, M.D.
Mary W. Tam, MD, is a distinguished ophthalmologist. Her academic journey began at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology in 2012, igniting her passion for the biological sciences. Dr. Tam then pursued a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, deepening her understanding of human physiology. During her medical studies, she demonstrated a dedication to community health by serving as a Community Health Educator with the Tufts Community Wellness Initiative.
After completing an internship at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Tam honed her medical skills during a Cornea Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 2019 to 2022. Her residency at Stony Brook Ophthalmology in Stony Brook, New York, was marked by significant research contributions in ophthalmology under the mentorship of esteemed professionals.
Beyond her medical pursuits, Dr. Tam has been actively involved in teaching and mentorship, serving as an Assistant Instructor and Clinical Assistant Professor. She has also held leadership roles and volunteered her expertise to underserved communities, receiving recognition for her contributions.
Honors and Awards:
- Honos Civicus Award for Service and Leadership, Tufts University School of Medicine
- First Place, Charlton Poster Award, Charlton Poster Competition, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2015-2016
- Summer Fellowship Recipient; Honorable Mention, Harold Williams Research Fellowship Poster Fair
- President Award, Phi Sigma Theta National Society, UCLA Chapter
- Volunteer Award, UCLA Measuring to Achieve Patient Safety