Maria Teresa Tam, MD, has been recognized as a 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctor — the first time she has received the prestigious Top Doctor honor.
CHICAGO, IL, August 09, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Maria Teresa Tam, MD, has been recognized as a 2023 Castle Connolly Top Doctor — the first time she has received the prestigious Top Doctor honor. Only about 7 percent of the nation’s licensed physicians are selected annually as Castle Connolly Top Doctors in their regions for their specialties.
Dr. Tam is an experienced gynecologist with special expertise in performing minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including da Vinci robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and hysteroscopic surgery.
Practicing since 1998, she has owned the Chicago private practice All for Women Healthcare since 2013.
Dr. Tam provides a wide variety of gynecologic services, from annual well-woman exams, hormone therapy, routine gynecologic concerns, and in-office procedures such as biopsy, colposcopy, hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP).
She offers contraception counseling, birth-control prescriptions, and related procedures, including laparoscopic salpingectomy (removal of the Fallopian tubes for permanent sterilization) and insertion of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs).
In addition to delivering routine screening and preventive care, Dr. Tam evaluates and treats conditions including fibroid tumors; endometriosis; irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding; menopausal symptoms; and pelvic disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse. She also has special expertise in fitting women for vaginal pessaries to mitigate the symptoms of pelvic prolapse.
Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
Dr. Tam is an author and co-editor of two published medical textbooks: “Ambulatory Gynecology” (J. Knaus, M. Jachtorowycz, A. Adajar, T. Tam; Springer Press; 2018) and “Vaginal Pessaries” (T. Tam, M. Davies; CRC Press; 2019).
Dr. Tam receives a great deal of personal fulfillment from improving the lives of women.
“The most satisfying aspect of my work is being able to provide my patients with the best possible women’s health care,” Dr. Tam says. “High-quality care includes minimally invasive surgery, which typically offers patients a quicker recovery time and a lower risk of complications from tissue trauma and infections while providing shorter hospital stays as compared to traditional ‘open’ surgery.”
“I also think it’s important to listen to patients’ needs and concerns, to be compassionate, to educate and advise them, and above all, to be committed to delivering excellent care,” she says.
In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Tam is the director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Ascension Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, and serves as residency faculty of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago.
Dr. Tam speaks both English and Tagalog (Filipino).
Top Doctors are nominated by peer physicians and selected by the physician-led Castle Connolly research team.
“I really feel honored to have been nominated by my peers,” she says.
Dr. Tam earned her medical degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed a four-year obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) residency at Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, and a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in clinical research at Rush University Graduate College.
About Castle Connolly
Castle Connolly publishes its Top Doctors list at castleconnolly.com and in a variety of print and online partner publications. Nominations are open to all board-certified MDs and DOs. The Castle Connolly team chooses honorees based on nominee criteria that includes their medical education, training, hospital appointments, and disciplinary histories.
Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
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