Wayne Tam, M.D., Ph.D.

Anatomic Pathology

Wayne Tam, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Wayne Tam is an academic hematopathologist in the Division of Hematopathology of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center, with experitise in bone marrow and lymph node pathology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and molecular hematopathology.  Besides practising clinical hematopathology in an internationally renowned hematopathology group, Dr. Tam also directs a funded translational research program which aims at understanding the pathogenesis of leukemias and lymphomas and identifying biomarkers with implications in diagnosis and prognosis of these cancers.  His research focuses on studies in the role of microRNAs and tumor suppressor genes in hematopoietic malignancies.  He has actively published in peer-reviewed journals in these areas and is a recognized expert in microRNAs and cancer.  He has been an invited speaker in several national and international conferences.  Dr. Tam serves as an Editorial Board Member of Molecular Medicine Reports and is an ad hoc reviewer for more than 10 peer-reviewed journals, including Blood, Clinical Cancer Research, Human Pathology, Laboratory Investigation, and Journal of Biological Chemistry.  He is currently a member of the Translational Research Committee of the Department and the Director of the Tumor Bank in the Division of Hematopathology.  He is also the case review pathologist of the AIDS Malignanices Clinical Trial Consortium.  He recently received the Eminent Scientist of the Year Award in Cancer Research and Gene Biology by the International Research Promotion Council.  Dr. Tam's ultimate goal is to integrate his clinical and research expertise to faciliate discovery of novel target therapy for the benefit of patients with lymphomas and leukemias.

Dr. Wayne Tam received his undergraduate education at The Johns Hopkins University  with honors and subsequently graduated from the Cornell-Rockefeller-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional combined MD and PhD program. He was then recruited to the pathology residency training program here at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. After his residency training in anatomic pathology,  he completed a hematopathology fellowship at Cornell and served as a Leukemia and Lymphoma Soceity research fellow in the Institute of Cancer Genetics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, under the tutelage of Dr. Riccardo Dalla-Favera . Dr. Tam was appointed as Instructor in Pathology in February 2001 and subsequently promoted to Assistant Professor in July 2002. Dr. Tam's clinical responsibilites are concentrated in hematopathology while he pursues his translational research program in hematopoeitic malignancies.

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