Christopher Tam, M.D.
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Christopher Tam, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care (Intensivists)
  • Vascular Surgery Anesthesia
  • Surgical Critical Care


  • Critical Care
  • Anesthesia For Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Anesthesia For Bloodless Surgery
  • Ultrasound of Thorax at Point of Care
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)


Dr. Christopher W. Tam is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology.  He practices Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Tam completed his undergraduate studies at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York; a combined BS/MD program.  He went on to earn his medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate followed by residency training in anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Dr. Tam completed two-additional years of training at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Tam is board certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Echocardiography with certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Critical Care Echocardiography.  Aside from his clinical duties, Dr. Tam is also committed to resident and fellow education as well as clinical research with particular interests in POCUS clinical research and structural echocardiography.



Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Echocardiography

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2010
  • B.S., Sophie Davis Center for Biomedical Education, 2008


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments