Dr. Tam

Ten Things You Should Know About Your Surgeon

Dr. Diamond TamDr Diamond Tam was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Dr. Tam has studied around the globe, achieved many academic awards.

Dr. Tam completed a combined degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry with honours distinction at University of British Colombia.

Dr. Tam received the following awards during his undergraduate degree: Dean’s Honour List, Outstanding Student Initiative Scholarship, President’s Entrance Scholarship, and Canada Scholar in Science and Technology.

Dr. Tam completed medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland followed by an internship in New Haven, Connecticut in internal medicine, general surgery, and pediatrics.

Dr. Tam accomplished his ophthalmology residency training at the University of California in San Francisco where he received the Asbury Award for best clinical paper by a resident.

Dr. Tam furthered his studies with a subspeciality clinical fellowship at the University of Toronto. He specializes in cataract surgery, advanced anterior segment surgery, and glaucoma surgery.

Dr. Tam served as a full-time Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Stanford University in California and is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Tam has been an invited instructor at local and international conferences and has given numerous lectures, presentations, and surgical wet labs.

Dr. Tam is a highly accomplished pianist! His accolades include: multiple piano performance diplomas, winner of the Canadian Music Competition for 4 consecutive years, performances and competitions across North America, Japan, France, and the Netherlands, and has been featured in newspaper, radio, and TV broadcasts.

Dr. Tam enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, and loyal canine companion. He enjoys traveling, exploring nature, scuba diving, martial arts, and theology.