Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Dr. Tam Pham, Professor & Chief, UW Medicine Regional Burn Center, Harborview Medical Center, was recently named the David and Nancy Auth –Washington Research Foundation Endowed Chair for Restorative Burn Surgery. Dr. David Auth, an innovator who helped countless lives by successfully devising minimally invasive surgical technologies, created this endowment in partnership with the Washington Research Foundation to support research and other work to improve burn patient outcomes—the first holder of this Chair was Dr. Matt Klein (2008-2011). Over the next decade, this endowment supported Department of Surgery’s Dr. Nicole Gibran, Professor Emeritus, research endeavors in scar and patient functional outcomes.
Following Dr. Gibran’s retirement in July, the selection committee was unanimous concluding Dr. Pham “meets all expectations and criteria set forth in the endowment agreement and will utilize the benefits of the Chair to further enhance and enrich the quality and excellence of care for burn patients at the outstanding regional resource of which he is currently Director.”
In addition to being an outstanding and internationally recognized burn surgeon, Dr. Pham is also a consulting physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Assistant Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship-HMC.