Dr. Diamond Tam Bio
A native of Vancouver, BC, Dr. Diamond Tam completed his undergraduate degree in combined biochemistry and chemistry at the University of British Columbia, graduating with honours and receiving numerous academic awards including the Outstanding Student Initiative Scholarship, the President’s Entrance Scholarhip, the Canada Scholar in Science and Technology and the Dean’s Honour List for multiple years.
He then traveled overseas to complete his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. After completing his internship in internal medicine, general surgery, and pediatrics year at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Tam completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco where he was recognized with the Asbury Award for best clinical paper by a resident.
He then completed subspecialty training in cataract, advanced anterior segment, and glaucoma surgery at the University of Toronto with Dr. Ike Ahmed. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Tam served as full-time Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Stanford University in California for two years before returning to Canada and currently holding an appointment of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.
He actively participates in medical student, resident and clinical fellow teaching and has given numerous lectures, presentations and invited instructorships at various international ophthalmology conferences and meetings. Dr. Tam is also an accomplished concert pianist holding multiple piano performance diplomas in both Canada and the United Kingdom.
He was winner of the Canadian Music Competition for four consecutive years and has performed and competed in North America as well as Japan, France and the Netherlands. He has also been featured in newspapers, radio and television broadcasts in Canada and Ireland for his piano performance.
University of British Columbia Residency
University of California, San Francisco Fellowship
University of Toronto Faculty Member
University of Toronto
1994-98 University of British Columbia Outstanding Student Initiative Scholarship 1994-98 University of British Columbia President’s Entrance Scholarship
1994 Selected to the Science One Program at the University of British Columbia 1994-98 Canada Scholar in Science and Technology (Federal Government Scholarship)
1994-96,1998 University of British Columbia Dean’s Honor List
2000-01 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Scholarship for Outstanding Extracurricular Achievement (inaugural recipient)
2000 Elected member of the Stroke Council by the American Heart Association
2007 University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Ophthalmology Asbury Award for Best Clinical Paper by a Resident
2009 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Best Paper of Session, Session 2-I Glaucoma – Shunts, Canaloplasty, and Trabectome “Combined Cataract Surgery with Canaloplasty versus Phacotrabeculectomy: AvHead-to-Head Comparison”
2009 American Society of Cataract and Refractive SurgeryvRunner-up prize, Film Festivalv“Out with the Old, In with the New: The Iris Claw IOL”vCategory: Cataract/Implant Surgery
2009 American Academy of Ophthalmology O.N.E. Network Editor’s Choice June 2009 “Canaloplasty may offer the same results as filtering surgery but with fewer complications”
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