Dr. Teresa Tam is a graduate of the Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School, where she received the Dean’s Award at her graduation (1994). She undertook her residency obstetrics and gynecology in 1994, at St. Joseph Hospital, completing the program in 1998. She is Board certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a fully licensed physician and surgeon by the State of Illinois (license no.: 036.093565).
Dr. Tam has been in private practice since 1998. She was the Associate Director of their Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program for 10 years. She is currently Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois; Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois; and an attending physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she has been on-staff for over 15 years.
Along with her medical practice, Dr. Tam is also an accomplished medical researcher having been published in a number of professional medical journals. She is a noted presenter at national and international medical conferences having presented over two dozen oral presentations, abstracts, video, and poster presentations combined. To date, she has written over 13 published research papers and produced a series of medical education videos. She was awarded “Attending of the Year“ and received the “National Faculty Award“, an unprecedented seven times as an attending physician and Associate Director of the Ob/Gyne residency program at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, and as an attending physician and mentor at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
In 2012, Dr. Tam took a sabbatical from her private practice to undertake a fellowship program in Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery (MIGS) at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She left Chicago and moved to Hershey, PA for one year. There, she received advanced training in laparoscopic surgery and robotically-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. She completed her fellowship in June 2013 and returned to Chicago to start her new solo practice, “All for Women Healthcare, SC“, located in the Stone Building at 2800 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 205N, in Chicago.
In February 2017, thanks to a growing demand for her medical expertise, Dr. Tam moved to a larger, completely new office in the Presence Center for Advanced Care (PCAC) building located at 2845 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 902, in Chicago, just down the block from her old office in the Stone Building. The PCAC is a truly modern, state-of-the-art medical building having just been completed in 2015. Dr. Tam’s new office offers patients a beautiful waiting area and four new exam rooms. The PCAC also offers visitors and patients the convenience of valet or indoor self-parking, and even a Walgreens pharmacy located in the lobby.
Besides medicine, Dr. Tam’s other passion is running… a lot of running! Over the past 20+ years, she has run in no less than 30 marathons (at 26.2 miles each!). She has completed full marathons all over the U.S. and the world including the Chicago Marathon (5 times, latest in October 2015), Las Vegas, Disney World, New York, Washington, DC, Rome, and Paris, just to name a few. She was featured in the news article, “50 Chicago Women in Sports“, appearing in Windy City Sports – Chicago’s Fitness & Recreation Guide Magazine, Chicago, Illinois, September, 1997. Dr. Tam fully understands the needs of female athletes and has helped many face special health challenges unique to their athletic lifestyle. It is no surprise that many of Dr. Tam’s patients are athletes, too. They love the fact that their doctor can identify with their unique needs as women athletes.
In all, Dr. Tam shows genuine understanding, concern, and compassion for all her patients. She takes the time to listen to their needs, as well as advise and educate them. As an accomplished clinician and minimally invasive gyne surgeon with over 20 years professional experience, together with her MIGS fellowship training, Dr. Tam brings an exceptionally high level of expertise and knowledge to her field, coupled with her warm and caring bedside manner for all her patients.