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525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion, 715
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-2442 | F: (212) 746-8345
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525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion, 715
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-2442 | F: (212) 746-8173
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Molecular and Genomic Pathology
525 East 68th Street, Room K-502
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-2442 | F: (212) 746-8345
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(212) 746-2442

Personal Statement

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.

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Board Certifications
  • Pathology
  • Molecular Hematopathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Pathology
  • Molecular Biology

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]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • 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) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]


  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 1996
  • Ph.D., Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 1995

Honors and Awards


1988                   Phi Beta Kappa
1988                   Honors in Natural Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
1995                   Lili Foo-Hing Li Fellowship for M.D.-Ph.D. trainees
1998                                      Distinguished Housestaff Award
1999                                      Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellowship
2004                   Alternate Recipient, Kimmel Scholar Award, Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer  Research
2008                   Eminent Scientist of the Year, Cancer Research & Gene Biology, International Research Promotion Council



Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Associate Attending Pathologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


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.