Dr. Vivian Tam MD, MSc


Dr. Vivian Tam MD, MSc



University of Toronto - Family Medicine, Integrated 3 Year Program with MSc in System Leadership and Innovation and Global Health Education Initiative Certificate Program

Personal Interests:

  • Hiking
  • Outdoor cycling
  • Pilates
  • Writing and consuming narrative medicine


  • Tam V, Forte M. (2020). As income is lost, chronic illness could rise. Policy Options.; Tam V, Targonsky E. (2020). Social emergency medicine: a way forward for training. CJEM: 22(4): 450-453.; Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC). (2020). Inside the Lives of Canada’s Resident Doctors. RDoC publishing.; Tam V, You J, Bernacki R. (2019). Enhancing medical learners’ knowledge of, comfort and confidence in holding serious illness conversations. Am J Hosp and Pall Med: 36(12): 1096-1104.; Tam, V. Remembering Stanley. The Globe and Mail. 2018.


  • University of Toronto, 2020 Social Responsibility Award in Postgraduate Medical Education
  • 2020 Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) Outstanding Volunteers of the Year Award

Fields of Interest

  • Public Policy
  • Health Equity
  • Designing Patient-Centered Interventions to Improve the ED Care Experience
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