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In Memoriam: Tracy Tam, DO, slain while covering a shift

Dr. Tam, a TouroCOM-Harlem grad, is remembered by friends, neighbors and past and present supervisors as a selfless, hardworking and dedicated physician.


Family medicine physician Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, DO, was fatally shot and killed on Friday while covering a colleague’s shift at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York.

Dr. Tam, a graduate of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, was shot by a former Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center employee who also wounded several other people before turning the gun on himself.

An article in the New York Times states Dr. Tam “had already established a reputation for being caring and conscientious in a way that those around her found remarkable.”

Friends, neighbors and past and present supervisors describe Dr. Tam as a selfless, hardworking and dedicated physician in reports that ran in the New York Times, the New York Daily News and the New York Post.

A colleague of Dr. Tam’s has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for funeral services and other related expenses. The Physician Moms Group has also expressed interest in helping the family to cover expenses incurred from this horrific tragedy.

One comment

  1. Harriet Fellows, DO, FACN

    To Dr. Tam’s Family,

    There just are not words to ease your pain and anguish. We are with you in our hearts at this time. May her memory be for a blessing.

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