Andrew W. Tam, M.D.
Accepting new patients
Accepting new patients
Accepted Health Plans
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- Hospital Affiliations
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus
- Medical Affiliations
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
- Sutter East Bay Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Urology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, General Surgery
Hartford Hospital, Urologic Oncology
- Primary Language(s)
- Additional Language(s)
Propensity-score matched oncological outcomes and patterns of recurrence following open and minimally-invasive partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma
- Urologic Oncology
Tam AW, Kutikov A, Winoker JS, Rosenzweig S, Waingankar N, Okhawere KE, Badani KK, Uzzo R, Mehrazin R
The effect of tumor location on overall survival for pT2-4 bladder and upper tract urothelial carcinoma following radical surgery
- Canadian Urological Association Journal
Tam AW, Liaw C, Li E, Katims AB, Say RK, Gul Z, Winoker JS, Martini A, Audenet F, Sfakianos JP
Novel treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma in situ with docetaxel in BCG refractory patients
- Urologic Oncology
Katims AB, Tam AW, Rosen DC, Zampini AM, Atallah W, Mehrazin R, Gupta M
Changes observed in prostate biopsy practices in an inner city hospital with a high risk patient population following the 2012 uspstf psa screening recommendations
- International Brazilian Journal of Urology
Tam AW, Khusid J, Inoyatov I, Becerra AZ, Davila J, Chouhan JD, Weiss JP, Hyacinthe LM, McNeil BK
Löppenberg B, Friedlander DF, Krasnova A, Tam A, Leow JJ, Nguyen PL, Barry H, Lipsitz SR, Menon M, Abdollah F, Sammon JD, Sun M, Choueiri TK, Kibel AS, Trinh QD
Having completed a year of specialty training in Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery, Dr. Tam is an adept open, robotic, and minimally invasive surgeon, capable of approaching complex tumors in a variety of different ways. He has published in peer-reviewed medical journals pertaining to prostate, kidney, and ureteral cancers.
Additionally, Dr. Tam specializes in the treatment of stone diseases of the urinary tract, having been trained on both retrograde and antegrade treatment of large kidney, ureteral, and bladder stones. He is well versed in different modalities of percutaneous renal access, such as with ultrasound guided or fluoroscopic targeting.
Dr. Tam is a native of San Francisco, but he received his medical training on the East Coast. It was always his dream to return to the Bay Area to practice, and after ten years of training, he finally has the opportunity to do so. Dr. Tam is a fitness enthusiast, avid golfer, and sports watcher, particularly of the SF Giants and Golden State Warriors. He is considered a semi-professional foodie and amateur home cook.
Philosophy of Care
Training on the East Coast in the hustle and bustle of New York City imbued Dr. Tam with wit and efficiency, balanced by an even-tempered and patient demeanor originating from his Californian heritage. He believes that all patients regardless of socioeconomic status are entitled to quality care. Secondly, he champions a patient-centered model, where the role of the physician is to provide expertise so that the patient can make an informed decision. Lastly, he insists on regular review of salient literature in order to provide patients with the most up-to-date care.
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