Jennifer Tam, BSc (Pharm), MD, FRCPC

Clinical Educator Fellow

A born and bred Vancouverite, Jennifer has returned home after 5 years of spreading her wings in Toronto. Having completed her clinical training in pediatric infectious diseases (ID) at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2017, she currently practices as a pediatric ID physician at BC Children’s Hospital. Jennifer is excited to develop her skills and knowledge as a Clinician Educator through the CHES fellowship. As she takes on the role of program director of the pediatric ID training program, she hopes to contribute to medical education in both a meaningful and scholarly way.

Research Interests

• Pediatric Infectious Diseases: vaccines, respiratory viruses
• Medical Education: clinical competency committees

Current Academic Activities

• Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Publication Highlights

Tam, J., Papenburg, J., Fanella, S., Asner, S., Barton, M., Bergeron, C., Desai, S., Foo, C., Hui, C., Langley, J., Ma, M., Leifso, K., Pernica, J., Robinson, J., Singh, R., Tapiero, B., Allen, U. (2018). Pediatric Investigators Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) Study of Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Deaths in Pediatric Patients in Canada: A Retrospective Review From 2003 to 2013. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2018;xx:1-7.

Tam, J., Fahmy, D., Traubici, J., Langer, J. C., Morris, S. K., & Upton, J. E. (2018). Successful treatment of liver abscesses with corticosteroids and antibiotics in an infant with chronic granulomatous disease. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports.2018;35:48-51.

Tam, J., Lee, S. J., Shah, V., & Morris, S. K. (2018). Successful Treatment of High-Level Aminoglycoside-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis Bacteremia in a Preterm Infant with Ampicillin and Cefotaxime. Case reports in infectious diseases2018;7567914.

Tam, J., Wadhwa, A. (2017). A child with limb pain: a case-based learning module and teaching resource for pediatric infectious diseases. MedEdPORTAL Publications 2017;13:10605.

Evans, C., Tam, J., Kingwell, E., Oger, J., & Tremlett, H. (2012). Long-term persistence with the immunomodulatory drugs for multiple sclerosis: a retrospective database study. Clinical therapeutics, 34(2), 341-350.